Frank Purpura on July 27 put in his last day as Beech Bottom's postmaster.
For his outstanding customer service and friendly demeanor, Purpura was named Beech Bottom Citizen of the Year in 2009. An Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, Purpura worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 39 years, working his way up from clerk at the Wheeling office.
Offering Purpura good wishes on behalf of Beech Bottom's Neighborhood Watch program recently were Sandie Westfall, Glenda Haddon and Councilwoman Becky Uhlly.