PURVIS, WILLIAM HAWORTH, of Manhattan Beach , passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2001 in Torrance, CA. He was born August 13, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois to George Robert and Mary Opal (Haworth) Purvis. Bill was in the U.S. Army infantry during WWII and served both in Europe and Japan. He retired from United Airlines after a thirty-three year career.William is survived by his sisters, Martha Jean Purvis Boyd of Palm Desert, CA and Rosemary Purvis Janda of Northfield, MN and was preceded in death by his brothers, George Robert Purvis, Jr. and James Richard Purvis. Also left to mourn his passing are his devoted nieces and nephews; Mary Kathryn Lundell (Earl C.), Robert William Janda (Vicki L.), James Richard Janda (Shirley) and Rudolph William Janda, Nancy Jean Purvis, Beverly Cole Nehmer, Robert Allen Boyd, Jr. (Carol), Patricia Jean Price (Chuck), John William Boyd (Vaughn) and James David Boyd (Melody). Bill is survived by a host of loving friends to whom he was affectionately known as ''Uncle Bill''. Private cremation services and placement at sea will be held. En lieu of flowers family would prefer donations to your favorite charity in Bill's memory.

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  1. Dear Family: I did not know the Mr Purvis but I am also descended from the Haworth family line and would be very interested in corresponding with other family members who have an interest in the family line. All Haworths I have found so far have been in some way related. My Grandmother was Emily Haworth of Iowa. Sorry for your loss and I wish I had known of Mr Purvis before his death. My name is Gary Sapp, 13807 Manor Dr., Hawthorne, Ca 90250 (310) 679-6379. Thank You

  2. We were very sad to read about Bill\’s passing. Our deep sympathy to Bill\’s family. We have known Bill for many years having our sailboat “Shandy” in the same basin in Marina del Rey for many years. We have really missed seeing him and visiting with him at Windjammer\’s Yacht Club (now Santa Monica Windjammer\’s). Tom & Linda PLaice

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