Maple “Bud” Putnam passed away peacefully with his family by his side on March 28, 2023. Maple was born on December 11, 1932, and was the son of the late Maple and Marjorie Putnam. Maple is predeceased by his brothers, Jerry Putnam, Richard (Bernadette) Putnam; sister, Jone (Jim) Gavin; and son, David (Carmen) Putnam.
Bud grew up in Port Henry playing sports, hunting and fishing. He often recanted stories of his childhood escapades along McKenzie Brook. Bud had a deep love of the outdoors and instilled that love in his sons and other young men that hunted with his Moose Mountain hunting club. He continued fishing and hunting for many years. Bud had a wonderful sense of humor and a gift for telling stories. He could bring his stories to life and they always ended in a big hearty laugh.
He loved the Adirondacks and the town of Crown Point. As the local plumber, he was often called upon to help due to his intimate knowledge of the town’s water district. He knew everyone in town and was known for being good-hearted always quick to lend a hand or tools to help his neighbor. He often took the time to visit with the sick or elderly. Bud was a member of the fire department for many years. He also was proud of his sixty years’ of membership in the Masonic Lodge organization.
Bud is survived by his wife, the love of his life, Brenda Lou (Whitford), and his children; Jake (Pam) Putnam, Robin Nolan and Gregg (Beth) Putnam. He will be dearly missed by his grandchildren; Cody (Seth) Lang, Lance Putnam, Josh Mildon, Maple Putnam, Rose Putnam and John Leitch. In addition, Bud was blessed with eleven great-grandchildren.
Per Bud’s wishes, there will be no formal services. Family and friends will celebrate his life at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to Crown Point’s A. E. Phelps Fire Department.