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Age 89, of Bethel Park, on Wednesday, August 11, 2022, surrounded by his loving wife and children. 08/15/2022 08/13/2022 08/13/2022 08/12/2022 08/12/2022 08/12/2022
Thomas J. "Percy" Purcell
July 28, 1933 - August 11, 2022
Obituary For Thomas J. "Percy" Purcell
Beloved husband of 66 years to Elizabeth "Betty" (Hartner) Purcell; loving father of Kathleen (Bob) Planitzer, Kristine (Kurt) Sacco, Thomas J. Purcell, Jr., Lisa (Timothy) Swiatek, Mary (Darrell) Hyde and Jennifer (Andrew) Alexander; grandfather of Jason (Sarah), Jerrod (Jamie) and Tori Planitzer, Sarah (Matt) Potter, Elizabeth (Kurt) Couchman, Catherine (Tim) McConn, Paul Sacco, Samuel, Jacob and Anna Swiatek, Elliott, Tristan, Regan and Brennan Hyde and Aidan, Carson and Drew Alexander; great-grandfather of Emily and Claire Planitzer, Kaelyn, Madilyn and Lilian Rose Hetzler, Thorin Potter and Beatrice, Addy and Josie Couchman; son of the late Beatrice and Thomas Purcell; brother of the late Jane (Mike) Hayes; uncle of Michael and Kevin Hayes.
Tom was a wonderful father, short on words, but long on actions, who demonstrated his love through the daily sacrifices he made for his family - and his unrelenting devotion to his bride of 66 years, who, he was proud to say, he knew he would marry the moment he set eyes on her in 1950. His children are proud to say he was the sweetest, most sincere, authentic, loyal and loving father a child could wish for. He was an accomplished Carrick Raiders fullback inducted into the Carrick High School Football Hall of Fame. Tom served proudly as an MP in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227 on Sunday and Monday, August 14 and 15, 2022 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral prayer on Tuesday morning at 9:15. Mass of Christian Burial in Resurrection Parish, St. Thomas More Church at 10:00 a.m. If desired, family suggests contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memorials Processing, Memphis, TN 38105.
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Age 89, of Bethel Park, on Wednesday, August 11, 2022, surrounded by his loving wife and children.