William K. Purce

November 27, 2018

OSWEGO, NY – William “Keith” Purce, age 90, a resident of Oswego, lost his battle with Alzheimer’s disease on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 surrounded by his family.

Born December 9, 1927 in Lyons, N.Y., Keith has now been eternally reunited with his parents, Kenneth and Mede (Witt) Purce, his wife of 65 years, Beverly May Purce, brothers Lyall and Chuck.

Keith was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy during WWII and a 35 year Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation employee.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and mostly enjoyed sharing his life with his family.

Keith is survived by his seven children: Bonnie (Mel), Gary (Thanatcha), Melanie (Mark), Scott (Terrie), Doug (Cindy), Tracey and Tim (Amy); 13 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; and sister, Shirlee.

Private spring burial will be at York Settlement Cemetery in North Rose, NY.

Arrangements are in care of the Dowdle Funeral Home.

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