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July 16, 2013

Jeffrey Frederick Purdy

Jeffrey Frederick Purdy

OTEGO — Jeffrey Frederick Purdy, 54, of Otego, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Bassett Hospital.

He was born in Peekskill, the son of Robert Purdy and Carol (Gordineer) Purdy.

He married Mary Rose Janitz in Hartwick on June 9, 2001.

He was a general contractor and enjoyed collecting knives, Native American Folk Art, enjoyed supporting the Otsego County Fair; but most of all enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of the Moose Club of Oneonta.

Jeff is survived by his wife, Mary Rose Purdy; a daughter, Corrine St. Clair and her four children; sister, Karen Carkees; brother, Ben Purdy; his father, Robert Purdy; stepson, Crispin Koren Jr. and wife, Megan and five sons; stepson, Shawn Eric Koren; his best friend, Skip (Earl) Bishop and his wife, Denise and their six children; 13 grandchildren; good friend, Pat McAdams; his only niece, Caitlin Carkees; and several brothers-in-law.

Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday at the Johnston Funeral Home, Morris and a funeral service will start at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Phillip Sell officiating.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at 

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