OBITUARY

Peter J. Putano Sr.

March 24, 1926January 31, 2017
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Peter J. Putano, Sr. was welcomed in to the loving arms of Jesus and reunited with his wife Mary on January 31, 2017. He was predeceased by his parents Virgilo and Mary (Coppa) Putano. He is survived by his Children Pete Putano (Shannon), Michael Putano (Deborah), Julie Putano, Richard Putano (Ginny),Rita Moore (Timothy), Patti Bradley and Diane Reynolds-Picciano (Nicholas); 18 grandchildren and several great grandchildren; brother Paul Ranucci and sister Olympia (Lee) Salbego. He was a long time member of the First Assembly of God Church and was a devout Christian man of God. He was passionate about leading others to come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. He along with his wife Mary were involved in many ministries that included the coffee house ministry, Gideon Ministry, jail ministry, music ministry at nursing homes and street ministry. He was a WWII Army Veteran and the head chef of Cortese Restaurant for over 40 years. He loved playing his harmonica, taking care of his pool, and his daily trips to Otsiningo Park to read his bible in little mellow yellow. He found great joy in having his family over for a swim and BBQ. He and his great sense of humor will be dearly missed by all. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at 10am from the First Assembly of God Church with the burial to follow at Vestal Hills Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the James V. DeMarco & Son Funeral Home, 737 Chenango Street, Port Dickinson on Monday from 4-7pm. Those wishing kindly consider memorial contributions in Peter’s name to the Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 1091, Binghamton, NY 13902

Services

  • Visitation Monday, February 6, 2017
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 7, 2017
REMEMBERING

Peter J. Putano Sr.

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barbara bruetsch-cockrell

May 29, 2018

In the Fall of 1976, when I drove into Binghamton and got a room at the YWCA, I was a lonely 26yr old, who was looking to regain my Christian faith. I wandered into the Assembly of God church a couple of blocks from the Y, and shortly thereafter gave my life back to Jesus. The people at the church invited me to the Coffee Shop, where I met Pete and Mary Ann Putano..They were the kind of united couple, who 'parent' every young person they come into contact with - so kind, easy, encouraging, and warm.. They both helped me and having read both of their obituary stories, I see that for the entirety of their lives, those two kept all those good values that I was lucky enough to have brushed past way back in 1976. To all the Putanos, rest assured that when people choose to live their Earthly lives for God and His kingdom ways, when those people pass into eternity, they remain in the presence, love and safety of our Creator. It doesn't get any better than that! Barbara (Fiorello) Bruetsch-Cockrell

Annie Pierce

February 16, 2017

Rita and your siblings, you may remember Allan and Annie Pierce. I just had your parents on my mind this morning, and looked Peter and Mary up. So very sorry for your loss, and may the blessings of God be lavished on all your family.

corinne colavito purtell

February 7, 2017

sending my deepest sympathy to pete's family. he always had a smile and when i was diagnosed with cancer he and his wife gave me a book to help convert to a plant based diet. it has bettered my life like he has made many lives better.
my favorite memory was stealing meatballs pete made that were stored in the walk-in cooler and running home to eat them as a young girl.
thank you for being a positive and spiritual person.
rest in peace

Julie Putano

February 5, 2017

Julie Putano

February 5, 2017

Julie Putano

February 5, 2017

Julie Putano

February 5, 2017

julie Putano

February 5, 2017

Love you so much Dad.you surely are missed already. Your in Heaven and out of Pain. God Bless you . you were a Trooper.

Julie Putano

February 5, 2017

Scott Vasek

February 4, 2017

To you all, and you all know who you are. There are no words, we know that. I only have memories from a half a century ago of all of you and your parents. Let us smile that they are together again. My thoughts and love are with you all. Scott