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Obituary (MD): Richard Hawes Purnell '67

Posted on 07/16/2018

Richard H. "Rick" Purnell, 73, of Crofton, Maryland, passed away on May 25, 2018 at his residence. Rick graduated from Lincoln High School in 1963. He went on to graduate the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, in 1967. During his active years in the navy, Rick was a pilot stationed aboard the USS Forrestal, rising to the rank of commander. Following the service he was employed by Lockheed Martin. A memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. on July 14 at the First United Methodist Church, 411 N. Fourth St.