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Robert Arthur Putnam

Obituary for Robert Arthur Putnam

August 18, 1929 - November 13, 2018
Lakeland, Florida | Age 89

Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great-grandfather

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Robert Arthur Putnam passed away peacefully with family by his side on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Robert was born August 18, 1929 to Mildred and Arthur Putnam in Newport, NH. At the age of 17 he joined the U.S. Army and served for 2 ½ years and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served for 20 years retiring in 1969 as a Chief Petty Officer. Following his retirement from the military, he and his wife resided in Connecticut where he was employed with First National Stores as a dispatcher. In 1979 they moved to Lakeland, FL where they have resided for the past 40 years. In Lakeland he was employed as a dispatcher with a trucking firm until his retirement in 1984. He enjoyed watching sports such as golf, tennis and football and loved being out in his yard gardening. He was an avid reader. He loved his life in Florida and loved the warm climate. He and Sandra traveled extensively after retirement. They visited 46 of our 50 states and went to several European countries as well as many of the Caribbean islands. His favorite spots were our beautiful national parks many of which they visited.
Robert is predeceased by his parents, Mildred and Arthur Putnam; his brother, Roger Putnam. He is survived by his wife, Sandra; his son Robert Putnam, Jr. of Virginia Beach, VA; daughter, Daunn Putnam of Strongsville, OH; 4 grandchildren Autumn DeLuca (Chris) of Strongsville, OH; Lacy Ramsey (Chris) of Cleveland, OH; Ryan Orahoske (Stephanie) of Cleveland, OH; Natalie Mirabile of Ft. Collins, CO and 6 great grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Catherine Colson of Suffield, CT and Marilyn Nedjoika of Enfield, CT.
Services: Visitation will be held at Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium, 172 King Street in Boscawen, NH on Friday, November 30, 2018 from 10:30am to 11:30am. A Funeral Service will immediately follow visitation, 11:30am, at the Funeral Home. Interment prayers and military honors will be at the NH State Veterans Cemetery following services at 12:30pm.

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