Nov 03, · Gail Purtan, a philanthropist and the wife of longtime Detroit radio personality Dick Purtan, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, , at the age of 80, her daughter said. Mrs. Purtan Author: Sarah Rahal. Jun 17, · Purtan, 83, retired a decade ago from his final job in radio at WOMC-FM (). In , he lost his wife of 60 years, Gail, after her more than 20 Author: Julie Hinds.
Oct 31, · Gail Purtan was blessed with a lifelong "Love Story". At the tender age of 15, a 16 year old classmate at Kenmore, New York High School, a boy named Dick, called and nervously asked her out. The rest is history. Purtan had a voice over role in Beverly Hills Cop III. He had a cameo role as a police detective in the film Detroit On the morning of February 13, , Purtan announced his retirement effective March 26, He and his late wife, Gail, resided in West Bloomfield.
Dick Purtan • The matriarch of “Purtan’s People” is gone — Gail Purtan, who was married to Detroit radio legend Dick Purtan for 60 years, and is the mother of the couple’s six beautiful daughters — Jennifer, Jackie, Jessica, JoAnn, Jill and Julie — died Wednesday morning after years of battling a variety of serious health issues. DETROIT radio legend DICK PURTAN got married this weekend, exchanging vows with DONNA HAMMAR in a small outdoor ceremony at his home. PURTAN, .