OLEAN - Kenneth L. Putt Sr., of 1216 Washington St., passed away Saturday (Nov. 9, 2013) at his home after a lengthy illness.
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Born Aug. 8, 1929, in Allegany, he was the son of George and Mary Walters Putt. In 1956, he married Ann M. Kolasinski, who survives.
Mr. Putt attended schools in Allegany and had been a resident of Olean since 1948. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the 82nd Airborne Division from 1946 to 1948.
He had been employed with the former Clark Bros. Co., now Dresser-Rand for 44 years, retiring in 1992. During several of his years while working for Dresser-Rand he also operated Putt's Home Insulation. He then started working part time for the Olean Area Federal Credit Union from 1994 until 2002. He had been serving as a Board of Director for many years up until the present time.
Mr. Putt was a member of St. Mary of the Angels Church and the United Steelworkers Retirees Association Local No. 4601. He had been a volunteer for Christmas in April and for Meals on Wheels. As an avid sports participant and fan, he had also served in many capacities with the Olean Little League as a coach, umpire, manager, concession stand operator and for a two-year term as president of the Little League.
Surviving besides his wife are four daughters, Cynthia (Dennis) Hettrick of Olean, Cheryl (Jonathan) Velott of Blasdell, Denise (Ronald) Moore of Indianapolis and Kimberly (Leonard) Hellebuyck of Clarksburg, Md.; nine grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; a sister, Eileen (Henry) Bell of Hinsdale; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a son, Kenneth L. Putt Jr. on Jan 9, 1974; a grandson, Christopher Hettrick in 1999; two brothers, James Putt and Leon Putt; and a sister, Sarah Boudrieau.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Road, Olean, where a prayer service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 12, 2013). A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary of the Angels Church. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, where full military honors will be accorded by the Allegany American Legion Ritual Team.
Memorials may be made to the SPCA of Cattaraugus County, P.O. Box 375 Olean, NY 14760; St. Mary of the Angels Church Renovation Fund; or to Homecare and Hospice, 1225 W. State St., Olean, NY 14760.
Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Olean Times Herald on Nov. 10, 2013