Obituary of Peter Putnam
Peter D. Putnam, age 56, of Eden, New York died Monday, June 5, 2017 at Buffalo General Hospital. He was born September 30, 1960 in Buffalo, New York. Peter was a son of the late Donald W. and Alice A. (Przekwas) Putnam. He was a high school graduate of Eden Central School. He married his loving wife of 28 years Nannett (nee: McPherson) on May 13, 1989 in the Immaculate Conception Church, Eden.
Peter was a 35 year member of the Eden Emergency Squad. Peter was a Top Ten Responder for 8 plus years. Peter served as a Deputy Director of Operations in 2013 and 2014; Vice President in 2011 and 2012; the supply Lieutenant in 1974, 1999, 2009 and again in 2010; a Trustee in 2007; Communications Lieutenant in 1987,1988,1990,1991 and 1992, he sat on the Board of Directors in 1990 and was the ALS Captain in 1989. He sat on varies committees including the By-Laws, Audit, Parliamentarian , the Ambulance Committee, Chicken BBQ, Fund Raising, Recruitment Retention & Recognition and Installation Committees to name a few. Peter currently held the AEMT (Advanced Emergency Medical Technician) position for the Eden Emergency Squad, but held a CCT (Critical Care Technician for 5 years. Peter was a National Safety Council CPR and First Aid Instructor as well as a New York State EMT Instructor. He also was a CPR and First Aid Instructor for the American Red Cross and National Safety Council for over 20 years.
In 1989 Peter was a dispatcher for the Eden Emergency Squad. He had 15,935 hours of on call duty. In recent years Peter was certified for high angle rope rescue.
Peter was a past dispatcher for the Eden Police Department and was a past member of the Eden Police Club as a Reserve Police Officer.
Peter was a life exempt member North Evans Fire Department for 15 years, as well as a member of the Hogs and Heros Foundation where he was the Road Captain.
Peter is preceded in death by his parents.
Besides his wife Nannett, he is survived by a son; Timothy Putnam and four siblings.
A Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 10:00AM in Immaculate Conception Church, 8791 S. Main St. Eden, NY.
Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Eden Emergency Squad PO Box 111, Eden, NY, 14057.
Words of sympathy may be left on www.LaingFuneralHome.com