Gregory J. Purtell, 68

Gregory J. Purtell, 68, of Mt. Airy, Md., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at Gilchrist Hospice, Towson.

He was the husband of Mildred C. Purtell.

He was born on March 25, 1942, in Beloit, the son of Mary Booth Purtell of Hartford and the late John Purtell.

Gregory was a computer consultant who loved developing customized software for his clients. He was an avid gardener, had a love for all animals, was creative with electronics, computers and gadgets and was always working on various projects. Greg served in the U.S. Air Force as a staff sergeant and was active during the Vietnam war during the 1960s. He was a member of the V.F.W. and the American Legion.

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are his children, Kathleen Purtell of Mt. Airy, Karen Purtell of Columbia and William Purtell of Mt. Airy; brothers and their wives, Gerald and Virginia Purtell, Gilbert and Jean Purtell, Gordon and Leslie Purtell, John and Melana Purtell, Gene and Jolene Purtell and Michael Purtell. Sisters and their husbands, Mary Ann and Steve Solberg and Eileen and Jeff Schmidt; brother-in-law, Samuel Vojtek and wife Geraldine Samek-Vojtek; sister-in-law, Evelyn Gronosky. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 8 East Ridgeville Boulvard, Mt. Airy, Md. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 26, at 11 a.m. Interment will be private.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 1393 Progress Way, Suite 908, Eldersburg, MD 21784.

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