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Town Point "TP's View" “Tom was a true gentleman! Our condolences to Mary and family!! Doug & Joan Hill ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Doug Hill - Marco Island, FL

“Gary and I send our sincere condolences. Thinking of you Mary and your family at this sad time. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Gary and Judi Davis - Zephyrhills, FL

“Dear Mary & Family,I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. May you find peace and love in the memories...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Frances Swift - middletown, DE

“dear Mary and children,our sincere condolencesfor the loss of your husband.ronnie and cy biros ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Mary and Family, Please accept our most sincere condolences. We had the pleasure of knowing You and Tom at the North East River Yacht Club...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: wayne hill - north east, MD

“Dear Mary & familyYou are in our thoughts &'prayers at this most difficult of times.John &'Anne Colucci ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Anne Colucci - Westbrook, ME

“Sending our sincere sympathy to you, Mary, and to Katie and Rob and their families also. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Jim and Mary Peabody - Houlton, ME

“We remember Tom from our days at Earlham. He was one of the nicest people. Very generous and such a gentleman. We're sorry to hear of his passing and...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: D. Brandler - Friend


Thomas Withers Putney, of Wilmington, DE and New Limerick, ME died February 14, 2017 of Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

Thomas was born in New York City to Marguerite Barber and Ellison Putney. He was a graduate of Wilmington Friends School Class of 1952 and Earlham College. After college, he entered the United States Naval Air and was on active and reserve duty for 23 years.

He was the President and CEO of Wilmington Blue Print, Inc., founded by his grandparents Winifred and Dick Ward in 1934. Thomas was a member of the Photographic Society of America, the North East River Yacht Club, and the Wilmington Travelers Club.

Thomas is survived by his wife Mary R. Putney and their children Laura P. Wright and her husband Andy, Anne M. Putney, Katie Bloom and her husband Andy, Rob Somerville and his wife Erica, and seven grandchildren: Tristan, Ted, Asa, Alta, Nola, Leo and Levi. He was predeceased by his parents, his twin brothers Hilton and Hugh, and his son Thomas B. Putney.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 6:00 PM at the Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803. A Visitation will be held prior to the service from 5:00 to 6:00 PM. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 6 Herndon Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403.