The passing of Tony Purcell

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Tony Purcell longtime President of Local Lodge 2367. Tony passed away suddenly on Saturday January 9, 2021. 

Tony was one of the few labor leaders to be the President of two Locals (Lodge 928, before it was merged, and Lodge 2367). He was always a 100% committed IAM trade unionist, through and through, and a credit to the membership and the IAM in every way.  Tony’s Presidencies spanned decades. He was a delegate to the Grand Lodge Convention, and a Sectional Vice-President of the PSCM. Even after Tony’s retirement from Armstrong, in addition to State Council participation, he continued to share his experience, guidance and leadership with Local and District representatives.  

Tony will be missed by the members and Staff of District 98.


Tony’s obituary is below.