April 11, 1916 ~ January 10, 2007
Allan Cheston Purcell
1916 -- 2007
A proud veteran, Al Purcell spent the 48 of his 90 years supporting the local aircraft industry where he was respected as a dedicated worker with absolute integrity. Not one to be idle, after his retirement Al was often seen around the community doing security work with his beloved German Shepherds. Al was an outstanding marksman and long-time NRA rifle and pistol safety instructor. He was also a great supporter of judo and instructed for many years at the Gardena Valley Judo Club.
Husband and father, he is survived by his wife Lila, son Michael, grandchildren Jenette and Spencer, and great-grandchildren Tori and Alyssa. At his instance there will be no funeral services. He and his family ask that in lieu of flowers or other tribute, donations be made to the Gardena Valley Judo Club, 1964 W. 162nd St., Gardena, CA 90247.
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