Puroll, Edmund

Loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, friend

I don’t think our loved ones make our lives, but loving them does.

Death cannot take that away. It stays with us forever.

As we mourn the passing of our father, we remain firmly rooted in our faith. We stand extremely grateful for the honor to call this strong, God-fearing, gentleman, our Father. He was our rock, our foundation. He will be greatly missed, as we continue on our earthly adventure without him. His love for his family is eternal, as our love for him.

Edmund George Puroll, 85, from Elmira, passed away on February 22, 2018, in Zephyrhills, FL. He was born April 20, 1932. He was the son of Frank and Antoinette Puroll. He married Leanor Elizabeth Cole on November 19, 1955, and fathered 13 children. He was a lifelong member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church, and worked for Standard Products for 39 years. He was a hard-working farmer his entire life, and a great huntsman. He was a baseball player, Little League coach, and a huge Detroit Tigers Fan. He loved all sports, and loved to watch his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren play them. He was an amazing polka dancer, and was his wife and daughter’s favorite partner.

We are in awe, and filled with pride to speak of the selflessness and courage, of this honorable man. We can’t even imagine all of the sacrifices he made, or that had to be made, to raise such a large family. He instilled in us the power to be strong alone, but even stronger together through the bonds of love. He was our Father, our friend, and a most wonderful husband to our mother. He loved her dearly and proved that over and over through the many years spent together as husband and wife.

Survived by wife, Leanor Elizabeth Puroll; children Mark (Karen), Debra, Diane (Bud) Jaroniewski, John (Kellie), David (Pamela), Andrew (Gina), Jeffrey (Melinda), Kathy, Kerry (Timothy) Lear, Becky (Michael) O’Neil, Scott (Kristin); sister Cecelia Zaborowski; sister-in-law Margaret Puroll; 31 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and hundreds of nieces and nephews.

Proceeded in death by his father & mother, Frank & Antoinette; brothers Felix, Alex, Lucian, Stanley, Walter, Joseph, and John Puroll; sisters Helen Kwapis and Mary Puroll; children Francis (Frank) and Brenda Puroll; and grandchildren Paige and Connor Puroll.

We would like to thank Nelson’s Funeral Home, for taking the utmost special care of our Father; for getting him home from Florida. All your time, effort and special attention at this sad time, was greatly appreciated and will not be forgotten.

10 Comments

  1. Karen DeNike February 26, 2018 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    Lenore, and family: so sorry to hear of Mr. Puroll’s passing.I will keep you all in my prayers at this difficult time. Karen Zaremba DeNike

  2. Nancy Forcier February 27, 2018 at 6:31 am - Reply

    Thinking of the whole Puroll family as you celebrate the life of Ed. You are all in my prayers—God bless you. Nancy Forcier

  3. Arlene Roberts February 27, 2018 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    To the Puroll Family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing! My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless, Arlene Roberts.

  4. Tom Puroll February 28, 2018 at 9:01 am - Reply

    Aunt Lenore, I was very sorry to hear about Uncle Ed. We were deeply saddened when we heard about his passing. You are in our prayers.
    Tom

  5. Robert E. Zaborowski February 28, 2018 at 10:35 am - Reply

    Cecilia S. Zaborowuski – I am sorry I can’t come to the funeral, my prayers are with you.

  6. Cousin Casimer Dzwik February 28, 2018 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    So sorry that I am not able to travel to be at Ed’s Services, Alice, (my driver) is in Arizona with her sister.

  7. Zach Burdo February 28, 2018 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    To Lenore, Scott, Joe, Jeremy, Jordan, Courtney and family I am truly sorry for for your loss. I will always remember Mr. Puroll. He used to take us all to our baseball and football practices and was are biggest fan. I am glad I got to visit with him and he met my family this past summer.
    Zach and Kristy Burdo

  8. Jackie Reid February 28, 2018 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    My heartfelt condolences to the family. I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort through the loving and happy memories of your dear loved one, Edmund. May you also look to our loving Heavenly Father, the God of all comfort, to provide what you need at this very sad time.

  9. Jim and Barb Lappan March 2, 2018 at 8:23 am - Reply

    Our thoughts are with the Puroll family during your time of loss. Cherish your memories and continue your celebration with tears and smiles.

  10. Anita Franckowiak March 13, 2018 at 2:05 am - Reply

    Lenore and families, so sorry for your loss. My thoughs are with your family as well as prayers to help with this most difficult. I reminded myself when Leonard past, if you didn’t have the love you can’t have the hurt. I rather have the love Hugs to you all.

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