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Jim Purks Passes, Fought For Sterling To The End

March 3, 2015

Jim Purks Passes, Fought For Sterling To The End

In a letter to civic leaders just a few minutes ago, Deputy Dale Spurlock saluted a great Sterling figure Jim Purks.

Deputy Spurlock said:

"It is with great sadness that I must announce the passing of our beloved Jim Purks. Jim passed away at Fairfax Hospital after suffering an injury at home.

Jim was a native Sterling resident and had served his community in many ways. For many years Jim was the voice of WAGE Radio and to many he was considered a founding father of Sterling Park. Jim has always given of himself to better the community he lived in and loved.

Even when he was battling cancer and going through chemo therapy, he always managed to find the time and energy to reach out and do more for his community and Neighborhood Watch.

Losing Jim is not only a loss to his family but a loss to all of those who call Sterling home. His absence will sadden many who knew Jim both directly and indirectly since he had touched so many lives throughout Loudoun County.

Please keep Jim's family in your prayers.

Jim's viewing will be Thursday March 5, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm at Adams-Green Funeral Home in Herndon, Virginia.

The funeral will be held on Friday March 6, 2015 at 1:00 pm at St. Mathews located at 201 East Frederick Dr. Interment will be at Sterling Cemetery after the service," said Deputy Dale Spurlock.


Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio said:

Jim Purks devoted his life to Sterling and was a wonderful guiding light to many who served as volunteers for the neighborhood watch.

Jim Purks also served Loudoun County for decades on the Board of Zoning Appeals.

On August 19, 1993 the Circuit Court Judges appointed him to the Board of Zoning Appeals where he served all these 22 years. http://www.loudoun.gov/DocumentCenter/View/104647

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