Nancy D. Putnam (Dargusch), age 79, of Dunkirk, N.Y. and St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, formerly of Penfield, N.Y., died Wednesday January 2, 2019 at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk, N.Y. Nancy was born May 29, 1939 in Batavia, N.Y. to the late Clarence and Lois Roblee Dargusch. She grew up in Batavia and attended Batavia Schools. Nancy graduated from SUNY Brockport with a teaching degree. In 1968 she founded Penfield Playmates Nursery School. She was active in the Cub Scout program. Nancy served as the Director of the Cub Scout Day Camp at Camp Cutler in Naples, N.Y. and was awarded the Silver Beaver Award by the Otetiana Council in Rochester, N.Y. Nancy was a longtime member and an avid golfer at the Shorewood Country Club, receiving the 2017 Shorewood Country Club Distinguished Women’s Golfer Award. She also belonged to Carambola Golf Club in St. Croix, the Happy Hoofers, and the Ha’Penny Bay Beach Club, where she served as Athletic Director. Nancy was longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Dunkirk. Later in her life, she was a sales representative for golf and tennis apparel throughout New York State and western Pennsylvania.
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Nancy is survived by: her husband of 20 years, Daniel Putnam; two sons: Christopher J. Snelling of Rochester, N.Y. and David P. Snelling (Bradford Hess) of Fairport, N.Y.; three grandchildren: Chante Snelling, Chelsea Snelling and Tanner Snelling; a stepdaughter, Robin Putnam (Michael Cordavano) of Scottsdale, AZ., a stepson. Douglas Putnam of Lakeland, Fl. and step- grandchildren: Jordan, Ryan and Calla Hamerick.
Calls may be made Friday from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home, 20 Central Avenue, Fredonia, N.Y. Funeral services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Dunkirk, 19 W. 4th Street, Dunkirk, N.Y., Saturday at 11 am. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorial contributions may be made to the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation Putnam Family Fund, 212 Lake Shore Drive W., Dunkirk, N.Y., 14048. On-line condolences may be made at larsontimkofuneralhome.com. Arrangements by David J. Dengler.