Mr. Purcell was born Sept. 1, 1927, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., died Aug. 17, 2008 at Litchfield Park at age 80. As a child, he was a performer on radio shows. He served in the Navy. He moved to Flagstaff after being discharged and attended Northern Arizona University where he met his wife. The couple lived in either Goodyear or Litchfield Park since 1951. He was a teacher at Agua Fria High School, NAU and Glendale Community College. He also was a professional musician, playing the trumpet in various jazz and big bands.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jane; four daughters, Jan, Mary, Patty and Polly; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren.
Jane, Patty and Lloyd
Lloyd Purcell WB7PKW
Member Lloyd became a silent key August 17.
He was the Net Control on the WVARC 2
Meter nets several times each week. He
identified: "My name is Lloyd with 2 ells." The
trivia questions he posed would jog our
memories or remind us of things we should
have learned in school. He was also active on
national HF nets. Among his other avocations
were amateur radio kit building and maintaining
a 1972 Plymouth Duster automobile in show