Lawrence C. Putgenter Sr.

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  • "From your Loving Wife. Cathy"
    - Cathy Putgenter
  • "Our prayers are with the family and friends of Larry."
    - Hilda-Herbert Miller
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    - Melva Morris
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    - Lynn Aldrich Bowen
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Lawrence Calvert Putgenter Sr., lifelong Maryland resident and decorated WWII vet, who rose from ditch-digger to president of a Baltimore based mechanical contracting firm, died August 17, of sepsis. He was 94. One of ten children, he was the oldest son of Joseph and Loretta (O'Conner) Putgenter. Following graduation from Mt. St. Joe's, Mr. Putgenter began pick and shovel work for Heer Bros, Mechanical. He was drafted into the Army Air Corp and stationed at Seething, England. Serving as flight engineer aboard B24 bombers, his 31 combat missions over Nazi-occupied Europe included "Black Monday," so-called for the heavy losses of allied aircraft during the first daylight bombing raid on Berlin. For his service, Mr. Putgenter was awarded several Air Medals, Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Distinguished Flying Cross. Following the war, Mr. Putgenter returned to his former employer, and was steadily promoted, eventually attaining the office of president. He married the former Catherine Morris, and together they raised three children, Lawrence, Jr., of Columbia, Catherine,of Westminster, and Christopher, of Taylorsville. In addition to his family, Mr. Putgenter is survived by sisters Kay Jarboe, Dot Donovan, Aline Dembeck, and brother-in-law David Morris. A Mass of Christian Burial was said at Our Lady Of Perpetual Help, Ellicott City, on August 22; interment with military honors was at Meadowridge Cemetery.

Funeral Home
Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home Inc.
4112 Old Columbia Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Published in Carroll County Times on Aug. 24, 2016
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