Orville F Purdy
October 16, 1922 – September 19, 2018
Orville F. Purdy, 95, of Fremont, was called peacefully home to God, on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, with his special nephew and niece, Mike and Linda Gladieux, holding his hands. He was born the son of Perry C. and Jane (Schultz) Purdy on October 16, 1922 in Fostoria, Ohio. He graduated from Clay High School in Oregon, Ohio, and served during WWII in the Army Air Corps. Orville also worked for Sun Pipeline for 32 years as a pipeline operator. On December 7, 1984, Orville married Vivian Collins in Burgoon, and she preceded him in death in 2009.
Orville loved driving and traveling, and especially enjoyed taking trips out west. When he was home, he loved feeding the wildlife in his yard, dining at Frisch’s Big Boy, and was a dedicated Ohio Lottery scratch-off player. At the young age of 95, Orville claimed that his secret to his longevity was chewing coffee beans, which he was well known for doing. In addition, Orville was a member of the First United Church of Christ and the VFW.
Left to cherish his memory are his nieces and nephews, Michael (Linda) Gladieux, Hank (Jody) Gladieux, Mary (Marvin) Rhoads, many great and great-great nieces and nephews, his close-knit group of neighbors, and his circle of friends from Big Boy. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Vivian Purdy, brother, Richard “Dick” Purdy, and sister, Patricia “Pat” Gladieux, and his special cats, Rosie and Susie.
Visitation will take place Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm at Keller-Koch-Chudzinski Funeral Home, 416 S. Arch Street, Fremont, Ohio, 43420. Additional visitation will be held on Monday, September 24, 2018 at the First United Church of Christ, 1500 Tiffin Road, Fremont, Ohio, 43420, from 10am-10:30am, with funeral services beginning at 10:30am. Pastor Nancy Smith and Pastor Bill Walk will be officiating. Military Honors will be provided by the VFW and American Legion following services at the church. Entombment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Perrysburg, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to donor’s choice.
- Visitation Sunday, September 23, 2018
- Visitation Monday, September 24, 2018
- Funeral Service Monday, September 24, 2018
- Entombment Monday, September 24, 2018
Orville F Purdy
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September 21, 2018
My wife, Dianne and I knew Orville, Mr. Purdy to us, for around 25 years. Rain or shine he would stop in to our store daily to buy a few lottery tickets and maybe a newspaper and visit for a while.
He was always very friendly and patient with all of us at the store and everyone appreciated his kind hearted nature. He will be greatly missed by all of us at
The Beer Port.
Rest In Peace our friend.