Donald C Purdham Class 1939

Branch of service U S Army in South Pacific
Entered service
Born 8/6/1921
Died 10/5/1999
Buried St Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Petersville, MD Sec 1 Plot 233



FREDERICK, Md. - Donald Clinton Purdham, 78, of 40 N. Pendleton Court, died Tuesday October 5, 1999 at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
     Born Aug. 6, 1921, in Brunswick, Md., he was the son of the late Claud and Virgie Younkins Purdham.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Nelson Purdham, in 1995.
     He was a 1939 graduate of Brunswick High School.
He was employed by the federal government in the Veteran's Administration and the Department of the Army, retiring in 1971.
     He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the South Pacific, the Philippines and Japan.
He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Frederick.
     He was a member of VFW Post 10421 in Brunswick; Chapter 356 AARP in Frederick; Chapter 409 National Association of Retired Federal Employees in Frederick; Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1508 and Steadman-Keenan Post No. 96, both in Brunswick.
     He volunteered for the American Red Cross Blood Program from 1976 to 1991 and provided transportation to patients for medical treatment. He volunteered with the Internal Revenue Service.
     He is survived by a son, Kenneth N. Purdham of Frederick; and cousins.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Brunswick. The Rev. Wayne Funk will be celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
     Friends may call today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road in Brunswick. The funeral home will be open today from 1 p.m.