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Dean H. Putnam

1928 - 2016
Dean H. Putnam Obituary
Dean H. Putnam 1928 - 2016
age 88, of Canton, passed away Monday, Aug. 8, 2016 in the Laurels of Canton. He was born June 17, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late Cyrus and Mary (Hart) Putnam. Dean was an entrepreneur, inventor, patent holder and founding owner/operator of Magnagard Equipment Manufacturing, Stark Laser Products and Printer Cleaning Specialists. He was very active volunteer for the MAPS Air Museum where he restored World War II era planes; he was a licensed private pilot and an open wheel race car driver; he built planes, boats, and race cars; he was an avid runner, skier, and tennis player; and he volunteered for the Toledo Ballet, serving as their Business Manager, Set Builder, and Cast Member in The Nutcracker. Dean was a Korean War Army veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Sherry A. (Schario) Cini-Putnam, to whom he was married 29 years; six children and their spouses, Jill and Jack Diamond, Peter Putnam, Kris and Terry Walkerly, Julie Cini, Greg and Lisa Cini, Patty and Jeff Berkebile; 14 grandchildren, Matt, Ben, Autumn, Abby, Taryn, Cody, Jacob, Dylan, Addie, Maddie, Peyton, Sydney, Isabella and Austin; two great-grandchildren, Calley and Gunner; a dear cousin, Nancy Kermode.
A memorial service will be Saturday August 13, 2016 at 1 p.m. in Grace United Methodist Church at 1720 Schneider St NW, N. Canton, OH 44720, with Rev. Don Richards officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Grace United Methodist Church. Condolences or fond memories may be shared online at www.sandersfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Repository on Aug. 10, 2016
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