In memory of
Thomas Withers Putney
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In memory of
Thomas Withers Putney
Thomas Withers Putney AGE: 83 • Wilmington, Del. Thomas Withers Putney, of Wilmington, DE and New Limerick, ME died February 14, 2017 of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Thomas was born in New York City to Marguerite Barber and Ellison Putney. He was a graduate of Wilmington Friends School Class of 1952 and Earlham College. After college, he entered the United States Naval Air and was on active and reserve duty for 23 years. He was the President and CEO of Wilmington Blue Print, Inc., founded by his grandparents Winifred and Dick Ward in 1934. Thomas was a member of the Photographic Society of America, the North East River Yacht Club, and the Wilmington Travelers Club. Thomas is survived by his wife Mary R. Putney and their children Laura Putney Wright and her husband Andy, Anne M. Putney, Katie Bloom and her husband Andy, Rob Somerville and his wife Erica, and seven grandchildren: Tristan, Ted, Asa, Alta, Nola, Leo and Levi. He was predeceased by his parents, his twin brothers Hilton and Hugh, and his son Thomas B. Putney. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 6:00 PM at the Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803. A Visitation will be held prior to the service from 5:00 to 6:00 PM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 6 Herndon Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403. For online condolences Please visit
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