Bartholomew Buddy M. Purpura

September 4, 1920 - March 28, 2002

09/04/1920 - 03/28/2002

Past Services

Visitation
Monday April 01, 2002
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Service
Tuesday April 02, 2002
11:00 am
St. Joseph Cathedral
13th and Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-233-4121 | Directions
Cemetery
Tuesday April 02, 2002
12:00 pm
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
Directions
Visitation
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions

PURPURA, Bartholomew M. Buddy, 81, of Eoff Street, Benwood, died Thursday, March 28, 2002 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling. He was a retired employee of Jebbis’s Market, Wheeling, an Army Veteran of World War II and a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Matteo and Rosina Blova Purpura; three brothers, James, Frank and Joseph Purpura; two sisters, Mamie Purpura and Rosemary Gray. Surviving are his wife, Rose J. Szeligo Purpura; four daughters, Rosemary Purpura of Benwood, Patricia A. Purpura of Benwood, Christine L. Krulick and her husband, Daniel of West Palm Beach, FL and Janet M. Simons and her husband, Michael of Valley Grove, WV; two sons, Joseph M. Purpura and his wife, Cathy of Proctor, WV and James F. Purpura and his wife, Natalie of Blairstown, N.J.; a sister, Lena Purpura of Wheeling; five grandchildren, Frank C. Purpura of Hurricane, WV, Chad J. Purpura of Benwood, WV, Michael Anthony Simons of Valley Grove, WV, Kaylee R. Purpura of Proctor, WV and Joshua J. Krulick of West Palm Beach, Fl; several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2002 at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Joseph Cathedral with the Most Rev. Bishop Bernard W. Schmitt, D.D. as celebrant. Interment at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Wheeling Foundation, Inc., 137 Mt. St. Joseph Road, Wheeling, or the Leukemia Society of America, 2 Gatewood Center, Suite 13 N, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

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nancy greene
8 years ago

Christine & Family, So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Nancy

Scott and Susan Thompson
8 years ago

Dear Aunt Rose, Rosemary, Joe, Patty, Christy, Janet, and Jim, We just wanted to tell you how sorry we are. Uncle Buddy was such a gentle and good man. He was also very funny, and had a great sense of humor. Remember all the Christmas parties at Grandma’s house when we were little? They were a lot of fun. I was telling my daughters that my mom was Jimmy’s godmother. I can remember being at his baptism and at your house afterwards. Angela and Terry Murphy, your neighbors, really thought so much of Uncle Buddy. Terry said he used to call him THE MAN! Angela is the gym teacher at Our Lady of Peace where Jean Ann and I teach. Take care and please know that we are praying for you all. Love, Scott, Susan, Michelle, Lisa, Lori, Holly and Taryn Thompson

Mary Taylor
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Jean Greenwood
8 years ago

To Christine and Family:

You have my deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jean