December 11, 1956 - April 16, 2018

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Saturday, April 21, 2018 5:00 PM Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home


Visitation Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 3:00 PM-5:00 PM at Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Fu

Daniel Elmo Purgit, 61, of Mechanicsburg, passed away Monday, April 16, 2018 in his home with his family by his side.

He was born December 11, 1956 in Columbus, Ohio, the son of William L. and Freda J. (Snyder) Purgit. Elmo loved football and was a fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cleveland Browns. He enjoyed listening to music, especially Nickelback, and watching Nascar. Elmo was a member of the American Thunder Motor Club where he was a Charter Member for 28 years, as well as the Mechanicsburg Eagles #3974, and Mechanicsburg Lodge #113 F. & A.M. Most of all, Elmo loved his family. He was a wonderful husband, father, and "Paw."

Elmo is survived by his wife, Pam Purgit; his children, Kris (Tim) Cassady, Tara Purgit and Josh Purgit, all of Mechanicsburg; his grandchildren Brian (Rose), Travis (Alicia) and Hailie Cassady, and Jack, Joey & Fox Byerly; his great grandchildren, Drake Sherwood and T.J. & Ava Cassady; his sisters, Jackie (Bill) Fornof and Jessie "Kitten" Haynes; his brother-in-law, Mike Martin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Regina Cheek, Candy Herron and Kim Martin; his brother-in-law, John Cheek; his father and mother-in-law, Gilbert "Pop" and Laura Mae "Granny" Combs; and his beloved dog, "Rosie."

Funeral services will be held at 5:00 PM on Saturday, April 21, 2018 in the SKILLMAN, McDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg with Pastor Jim Mayo officiating. The family will receive friends for 2 hours prior to the service from 3-5 PM.

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Jacqueline Howley - Apr 18, 2018
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Danny. I went to school with him and he was a sweet guy. Please know that we are praying for you.
Bob & Suzan Mitchell - Apr 18, 2018
Prayers, Hugs, with each and everyone of you at this time and always.
Terry and Nancy CopasOur deepest sympathy to all of our extended family and friends. Keeping you all in our prayers. - Apr 17, 2018
Doug willmeth - Apr 17, 2018
Thoughts and prayers to the family. Worked maintenance with Dan at Drackett.
Peggy Cushman - Apr 17, 2018
So sorry about this Danny was a great man . Love and prayers to all the family .
Lisa Williams - Apr 17, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss you are in my thoughts and prayers love joshs bus driver

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