Theodore D Putnam

March 1, 1944 - August 23, 2014
Theodore D Putnam

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Theodore ìTedî Putnam, 70, passed away on Saturday August 23, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents Robert and Esther Putnam. Ted went on to become a chemistry professor at Ohio Northern University and the College of William and Mary. Ted was a member of Williamsburg Methodist Church, a member of the American Chemical Society, and a former Rotary Vice President.

Ted is survived by his loving wife Phyllis Putnam, his son Del (wife Donje), daughter Jelena Krum (husband Brian), siblings Robert and William, and grandchildren Austin, Lauren, Chandler, and Caroline.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held 2:00pm, Sunday August 31, 2014 at Bucktrout Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Williamsburg United Methodist Churchís ìFreed-up for Missionî fund.

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  • August 31, 2014
    Stacy Budde says:
    Dear Mrs. Putnam, I was so saddened to learn of Mr. P's passing as I returned from vacation. It was truly a pleasure working with him (and you) during his courses of rehabilitation. He was such a hard-worker with a kind and appreciative personality (& quirky sense of humor) - even though he knew he had many physical deficits to try and overcome. And what a supportive and devoted caregiver you were! I have missed seeing both of you already. I hope wonderful memories of you and "Ted" can help comfort you and bring you peace at this difficult time. You have been in my prayers. Sincerely, Stacy Budde (PT at Patriot's Colony)

  • August 26, 2014
    Larry & Linda Richards says:
    Extremely sorry for this lose of a great friend and colleague. Miss his thoughts and sense of humor.

  • August 27, 2014
    Gary DeFotis says:
    I am so sorry. What terrible bad luck Ted had with his hips. He was solid as a rock for the department, and helped me and many others in various ways over the years. Ted was always very good natured, and I do miss him.

  • August 27, 2014
    Tonia Herrin says:
    I send peace, Phyllis, Del, and Caroline, wishing you and all of your family transformation from grief at Ted's passing.

  • August 28, 2014
    Patty Kipps says:
    Phyllis, I wish you peace and comfort at this time of your great loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Patty