PEMBROKE – Orville W. Putney, 67, died unexpectedly Friday Feb. 11, 2005, in Pembroke. He was born Feb. 6, 1938, in West Pembroke the son of Charles E. and Berla (Clark) Putney. He was a mason by trade, and through the years has worked on numerous projects in Maine, for example, the Maine Maritime Academy. He has also built many beautiful fireplaces and chimneys. He was known by his many, many friends for his quick wit, sporty cars, and his unique way of telling stories. Orville’s great passion was performance automobiles of which he had many through the years. He is survived by his loving mother, Berla of Pembroke; his dear sisters, Barbara Putney Ward and husband, David, of Blue Hill, and Lydia Putney Johnson of Lake Worth, Fla.; a nephew, Kevin Piper of Blue Hill; niece, Brenda Horton, grandnephews, Tabor Horton; uncle, Aubrey Hersey; aunts, Eleanor Hersey, Carolyn Dudley, and Ruthella Clark all of Pembroke, and Evelyn Clark of South Berwick; many cousins, and friend, Barbara Gaudreau. Orville always had great concern and love for all of his family. We will miss you. He was predeceased by his father, several aunts, uncles, and cousins, and his dog, Sheba. There will be a spring burial and services will be announced. If desired a memorial donation in Orville’s memory may be made to Paws Humane Society, 84 South St., Calais, ME 04619.
ORVILLE W. PUTNEY
Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:19 p.m.