Thomas Lyle Purdum Jr. passed away at age 86 on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at Fairport Baptist Home.
Services will be private with immediate family.
Mr. Purdum was born December 12, 1926, in Queens, the son of Thomas L. and Emilie Foster Purdum. He was a loving father and grandfather and enjoyed family gatherings. Mr. Purdum had a great love for sailing, and during the summers, he would normally be found on Lake Ontario or Sodus Bay. He was also a fan of the Buffalo Bills and the Syracuse Orange football and basketball teams. He will be sadly missed by family and friends.
Mr. Purdum was predeceased by his wife, Donna Scott Purdum, and he is survived by his brother, Ronald Wade Purdum; children, Diane (Don) Koch, Mark Purdum and Susan (Jeff) Curtis; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and his very best friend and companion, Betsy VanNorstrand.