Gheorghe Purza, age 53, of Caransebes, Romania, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018, at his home. He was born on June 23, 1964, in Caransebes, Romania, the son of the late Mihaiu and Constanta Purza. He worked for the railroad for many years and for an electric company as an electrician. He is survived by one son, Robert Gabriel Purza; one sister, Lenuta Connell; one brother, Tudor Rafa; nephews, Kenneth Connell, Timothy Connell and nieces, Maggie Hoelscher and Adriana Budean. He was of the Orthodox Christian faith and burial is in Caransebes, Romania.