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Burket-Truby Funeral Home of Oakmont

Purtell, Michael M.




Michael M. “Candle Man” Purtell, 76 of Verona passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2018. Son of the late John and Ruth (Rhodes) Purtell. Beloved Husband for 55 years of Linda (Penney) Purtell. Loving Father of Michael M. Purtell, Jr. Brother of J. Stephen (Patricia) Purtell, Irene (Jim) Lichota, and the late Gerry Purtell and Carolyn Vogel. Brother-in-law of Larry Vogel, Marcia (Frank) Crummer, and the late Bruce C. and Joann Penney. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and special friends. The family would like to thank the Willows at Presbyterian Senior Care and Allegheny Health Network Hospice for their wonderful care that was provided. Mike was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Verona and served in the Army Reserves from 1963-1968. He had a 44 year career with A. I Root Candle Company, being a third generation salesman from his family. He was an avid Pittsburgh Sports fan and golfer having a hole in one at Alcoma on Hole #8 which was 136 yards using a 8 iron on July 13, 2000. Friends and relatives will be received on Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC. 421 Allegheny Ave. Oakmont. Mass of Christian Burial Monday, August 6, 2018, 10 a.m. St. Joseph Catholic Church, Verona. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205