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Elaine D. Purbaugh

d. April 4, 2019

Purbaugh, Elaine D, 91, of Richland Township, went to be with the Lord on April 4, 2019, at Arbutus Park Manor. Born Mar. 24, 1928, in Johnstown. Daughter of the late Lewis and Rose (Moschgat) Freeman.; also preceded in death by husband, Frank W. “Perry”; son, Dennis R, great grandson, Cody Minick; and sister Virginia Campanella. Survived by son, Dr. Terry L. Purbaugh and his wife, Dr. Christine Burns, Wellesley, MA, daughter, Renee K., wife of John Callihan, Richland Township; grandchildren, Jill (Matt) Minick, Williamsburg, VA, Justine (John) Morin, Boston, MA, Elyse Purbaugh, Boston, MA, Sean (Courtney) Callihan, Cary, NC, Shannon (Joseph) Bradley, Richland Township, and Jennifer Purbaugh, Johnstown; great grandchildren, Casey Minick; Lauren and Lindsay Callihan; Ireland, Callihan, Finnegan, Hagen and MacKinnley Bradley, Wes Morin; sister Gwendolyn (Mike) Lesinski; and other special family members. Member of Arbutus Church of the Brethren. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her family was her life. The family would like to thank the entire staff at Arbutus Park Manor Personal Care. At Elaine’s request, there will be no public viewing. A private service will be held at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Chery Lane, Richland. Rev. Barron Deffenbaugh, officiating. Interment at Oak Cemetery. Family suggests donations to Arbutus Church of the Brethren 1201 Erickson Dr. Johnstown, Pa. 15904 or Arbutus Park Manor Personal Care, 207 Ottawa St. Johnstown, Pa. 15904 in memory of Elaine. (Online condolences may be posted to




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