Paul Purins, 77, of Poland, passed unexpectedly on Friday September 24, 2021.
Paul, born on September 30, 1943, in Aluksne, Latvia, was a lifelong resident of the Youngstown area having graduated from Chaney high school in 1961.
He attended Youngstown State University where he served in the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity and as sports editor of the Jambar newspaper. He then went on to serve his country in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany with his wife Pam who was a registered nurse.
Paul spent his entire career in the service industry working for the May Company’s Strouss and Kaufmann’s stores as well as Macy’s.
Paul was a lover of the outdoors and animals, often rescuing animals in need. He was avid landscaper, nature photographer, and advocate for the underdog, which also explains his love for the Browns.
Paul’s most admirable gift was his selflessness. He never passed on an opportunity to help others and always put his family and friends above himself.
He also served faithfully as a board member at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Paul’s memory will be forever cherished by his son, David (Janae) Purins of Poland, OH and his daughter Kristen (Chris) Rife of Severn, MD. He will also be missed by his four grandsons, Jack, Benjamin, Maddox, and Mason for his love, special treasures, and “old man dad jokes.”
Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Pamela Feeley-Purins on June 3, 1986.
Family and friends may call from 11:00am - 1:00pm on Saturday October 2, 2021, at the Fox Funeral Home, 4700 Market Street Boardman, OH 44512, followed by a short celebration of life Christian service at 1:00pm that all are welcome to attend.
In lieu of flowers or donations, the family asks that you do one of the following that would have
brought joy to Paul: Hug your loved ones and show them you love them daily. Adopt a dog or cat from your local shelter or pound. Plant a tree.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Edward J. Fox & Sons Funeral Home 4700 Market St. Boardman.
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