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Thomas C. "Tom" Putnam

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Putnam, Thomas (Tom) C.
Thomas (Tom) Charles Putnam, 78, passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease on October 30th surrounded by family and friends. Tom was born in Tacoma, Washington April 4, 1937 to Edgar and Doris (Hull) Putnam. After graduating from the University of Washington, Tom served in the Navy as a Lieutenant (LTJG), and underwater demolitionist of the USN Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) special weapons disposal team. Tom built a successful 29 year career with IBM. He married Judy Bell, and would have celebrated their 50th anniversary next spring. Tom and Judy shared their love of traveling with family and friends. Their two sons, Brad (Montana) and Chas (Arizona) will cherish memories of snow and waterskiing, boating and fishing with their dad. The family lived in Spokane WA, San Jose CA. Boise, ID, and Issaquah, WA. After retiring they moved to Gilbert, AZ. Tom is survived by his wife Judy, sons Brad (Ann Marie, and granddaughter's Molly, and Emma), Thomas Chas. Jr. (Heidi, and grandson Rex) brother, David E. Putnam, and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials will be held for Tom in Gilbert, AZ. and Spokane, WA at a later date. We are very grateful to Hospice of Arizona for their caring assistance as well as
the Guiding Angels Assisted Living Home. Donations can be made to Hospice of Arizona, (www.ahhospicefoundation.org) the or the .

Published in The Arizona Republic on Nov. 8, 2015
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