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Kenneth L. Purvis

Kenneth Purvis passed away on January 19, 2019 at the age of 51. He was an excellent father and husband. Ken was born February 15th, 1967 and grew up in California where he would spend his youth. His interests while he was young included comic books, video games, wrestling and football. Kenneth was a fan of the Oakland Raiders which continued into his later life with the addition of being an Eagles fan. Kenneth was a fan of Captain America and often purchased the comic books. Kenneth entered the Marine Corps after he graduated high school. He was extremely proud of being in the military and served for six years. During his time in the Marine Corps, he had become pen pals with his future wife Linda. Kenneth had later been married to his wife Linda and moved to Philadelphia. Kenneth had a son named Wyatt and made sure to keep up with father-son activities. He taught his son how to fish at an early age which was one of his lifelong interests. One of the biggest interests that Kenneth had always retained throughout his life was video games. He introduced his son to PlayStation 2 at an early age with games like Final Fantasy, Gran Turismo and Kingdom Hearts. Kenneth had always been an avid gamer who played almost his entire life.

Kenneth had also been quite a fan of music. His favorites included Blues music, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and The Who. Kenneth and his son often discussed and explored music together during car rides. He would show his son artists such as Elmore James, Muddy Waters, Pink Floyd and Metallica while his son would show him artists such as Nirvana, Radiohead and Twenty One Pilots. Kenneth was a family man and enjoyed activities with his family such as going to museums, daytrips and movies. One of his usual activities included going to breakfast with his son and then checking out a book or record store. Kenneth had quite a sense of humor and was known for creating hilarious jokes. He was an avid movie watcher and often watched films with his family. During Kenneth’s life, he had worked through many jobs until he had been employed at the Philadelphia Street’s Department where he would later become a Crew Chief and then a Supervisor. Kenneth had an excellent relationship with all of his wonderful fellow workers. Kenneth had devoted the majority of his time to his family which he had also provided well for. All in all, he was an excellent father, husband and man.

Relatives and friends are invited to his memorial gathering Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 9:00 to 10:15 A.M. at St. Christopher’s Church, 13301 Proctor Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19116 followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 A.M. Interment will be held at William Penn Cemetery after the mass.

Phone: 215-543-9339