Julius E. Putnam, 85, of Sayre, formerly of Troy, PA passed away with his beloved wife, Barbara and his step-son, Jim, by his side on Saturday, May 05, 2018 at his home following an extended illness.
He was born on January 5, 1933 in Canton, PA, the son of the late William and Gertrude Wood Putnam.
Julius was a graduate of Troy High School. While in school, he was a member of the Troy Drum and Bugle Corps. He was employed with Hall Motor Company Dealership and Paper Magic at one time. Most of his life he was a farmer in the Troy area for various family owned farms. Julius was a man who loved being outdoors, enjoying nature and that is why farming was the job he enjoyed most. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He especially enjoyed their coffee hour at the home once a week where everyone would sit around drinking coffee and solving the problems of the world. Julius enjoyed traveling, puzzle books, and going to the casinos. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Troy.
He is predeceased by his daughter, Vicki Dudwitt, brother, Dale Putnam, brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Larene Putnam, sister-in-law, Joan Cole, and brothers-in-law, Clarence Baxter and John VanNoy.
Julius is survived by his beloved wife of 29 years, Barbara Cole Putnam at home, daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Bob Szczech of Gillett, PA, Dawn and Rusty Dibble of Columbia Crossroads, PA, Diane and Rick Steinke of Columbia Crossroads, PA, and Sue and Rick Cordingly of Troy, PA, daughter, Tayna Putnam of Troy, PA, sons, Ed Putnam of Troy, PA and Arthur Putnam of DE, stepson and step-daughter-in-law, James and Jeanne Sjoblom of Waverly, NY, son-in-law, Chris Dudwitt of Lewis, DE, several grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren, 3 step-great-grandchildren, brother Leon Putnam of Troy, PA, brothers-in-law, Dean Cole of Kendall, NY, sister-in-law, Betty Baxter of Wellsboro, PA, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and Kathy Cole of Troy, PA, sister-in-law, Virginia VanNoy of Niles, OH, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Following Julius' wishes there will be no calling hours or services. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, PA.