John Jeffrey Purdy, 75, of Mahopac, Ny, passed away peacefully, on Thursday, October 27, 2022 in his home in Clermont, FL surrounded by his loving family. John was a US Army Veteran and honor guard serving in Vietnam. He was employed as a quality control person at Reader’s Digest in Pleasantville, NY. John graduated from Mahopac High school in 1965. He raised his family with Sandra Purdy in Pawling, NY, and later moved to Orlando, Florida in 1991 where he worked at Duso Box Company. John then retired full-time to his home in Palm Bay, Florida.
In his younger years, John was an avid baseball player for Mahopac High school. He truly loved playing and watching baseball, football, hockey, and also coached softball teams for his daughters in Pawling, NY. He was an enthusiastic New York Yankees baseball fan and a University of Central Florida football fan. Recently, John adored traveling the world watching his granddaughter twirl and spent endless time at the hockey rinks seeing his grandsons play hockey. He enjoyed spending time with his family boating at our beach house in Hudson, FL. John sincerely loved God, his family, and his country.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 52 years, Sandra Jean Scaperotti Purdy, and his children, daughter Kelly Catherine Purdy Stephan (Branden Stephan) of Windermere, Florida and Colleen Marguerite Hull (David Hull) of Clermont, Florida. John is also survived by his grandchildren, Danielle Sandra Hull, Hayden John Stephan, and Connor Micheal Stephan, and by his brother Charles T. Purdy. He was predeceased by his parents Mulford and Marguerite Purdy, his brother Jerry Purdy, and sister Joan Reilly.
John’s funeral mass will be held on Monday, November 28th at 11:30 a.m. at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Mims, Florida. You may go to https://www.beckerfamilyfuneral.com/obituary/john-purdy for on line condolences. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to Wounded Warrior Project at https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=10043