Gary Purce

Gary Purce

Gary Purce, 67, a former Oswego resident and loving son, brother and husband quietly passed away on Dec. 31, 2019 at his home in Thailand.

Gary was born in Oswego, New York, on Oct. 17, 1952 to the late Keith and Beverly Purce. After attending schools in Oswego, Gary moved to Tarpon Springs, Florida where he worked as a cook/ chef in many upscale restaurants. For the past 15 years, Gary worked as an HVAC Technician up until his retirement in 2015. 

On Feb. 19, 2008, Gary married his wife Thanatcha and after a few years of traveling back and forth, the couple eventually moved to her family’s village in Thailand.

Gary is survived by his wife, Thanatcha; her two children and three grandchildren; his six siblings; many cousins; and lifelong family friends.

In lieu of flowers or donations, Gary would just want everyone to have a beer to celebrate his life.