Paul E. Purple
1934 - 2016
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Purple, Paul E.

Paul E. Purple, 81, life-long, well known and respected resident of Newark Valley, passed away on May 6, 2016. Paul is survived by his buddy, his pal, his best friend, and loving wife of 59 years, Margery Purple, and their children, Jody (Wayne) Hartley, Laurie (Tom) Kilb and Jay Purple; his cherished grandchildren, Stephanie Hartley, Jesse Hartley, Vincent Kilb and Alison Kilb; his father-in-law, Ray Wurtenberg; sisters-in-law, Mary Lou (Ed) Katchuk, Jane Wurtenberg, Barbara (Richard) Wright and several nieces and nephews. Paul was born on Sept. 11, 1934 in Newark Valley a son of the late Jay C. and Harriet (Harding) Purple. He was also predeceased by his sisters, Janet Russo and Alice (Jack) Allen. He was a graduate of Newark Valley High School, Class of 1952 and Broome Community College. Paul served in the US Army reserves and was President and CEO of Hardware Fare Do-It Center, Town of Chenango. A dedicated Life Member of the Newark Valley Fire Dept., he served in many different capacities including Assistant Chief and Chief. Paul also served as Village Trustee, Deputy Mayor and Mayor. His hobbies included Antique Trucks and Model Railroads. His presence will be greatly missed. Friends are invited to share stories and memories of Paul with his family on Friday, May 13 from 3-7 pm at the MacPherson Funeral Home in Newark Valley. A Memorial Service and Celebration of His Life will be held there on Saturday at 11 am followed by inurnment in Hope Cemetery. Those wishing may kindly consider directing Memorial to the Newark Valley Fire Dept. PO Box 625, 13811, in loving memory of Paul E. Purple. Memories may also be written in his Guest Book at macphersonfh.com




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Published in Press & Sun-Bulletin from May 10 to May 12, 2016.
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May 12, 2016
Marge, Jody, Laurie, Jay
We will keep you in our prayers. You have lost a great husband, father and friend. I will always remember him as a friend, a mentor and someone always ready to help with a smile and a "can do" spirit. He will be missed by all those he touched.
Gene and Suan Cline
May 12, 2016
Laurie, So sorry for your lost, your in my prayers. Rose and Tim
May 12, 2016
Doug and Dona Tiffany
May 11, 2016
Marge,
How very sorry I am for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you

Sue Fratanduono
sue fratanduono
May 11, 2016
Marge how sorry I was to hear of your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Think of you often and our long walks with June.
Sue Fratanduono
sue fratanduono
May 11, 2016
Marge,

I'm very sorry for your loss. My dad spoke of you and Paul often. May the peace of the Lord comfort you.

Dan Rude
Dan Rude
May 11, 2016
Laurie and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this time of need.
Janet M
May 10, 2016
So very sorry for your loss. Paul was a great guy.
Maxine Brandes
May 10, 2016
Margery & Family,
So sorry to hear of Paul's
passing. He was a great
guy and will be missed.
Mary Buckingham, Class of
1952
Mary Buckingham
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