James "Jim" I. Putman, 90, of Gloversville, N.Y., passed away July 23, 2013, at the Hospice House in Gloversville. He was born July 5, 1923, in Amsterdam, New York, the son of the late Frederick O. and Anna E. (Fraser) Putman.
Jim was married to Kathryn B. Dacorsi on January 12, 1969. She predeceased him on January 11, 1996. He was also predeceased by a brother, Frederick L. Putman in March 1952; a sister, Jean Miller in February 1997; and a grandson, James "Jim" M. Lavery on November 4, 2012.
He joined Terogo Tribe No. 569 October 21, 1941. He served as Sachem (President) in 1953 and served as Chief of Records (secretary) since January 1957. He became a past great Sachem of The Great Council of The Improved order of Red Men of the State of New York in 1966; joined the Great Council of the United States Improved order of Red Men in 1986; and he has served as the National Parliamentarian for several years. He was also a member of Mohawk Council No. 338 Degree of Pocahontas for more than seventy years.
He worked at Borman sportswear for three years, Elmer Little & Sons for 25 years, and National Leather before retiring in 1982.
He is survived by: one sister, Betty (Edward) Bridge of Clifton Park; five grandchildren, Kathryn (Lee/Beaver) Bradt of Gloversville (Meco); Pat (Diane) Lavery of Fonda, Sharon (Richard) Molinari of Las Vegas, Robert (Rocky) Lavery of the state of Washington; and many great and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
To honor Jim's wishes there will be no viewing. He will be buried at Ferndale Cemetery in Johnstown.
Any memorial donations may be made to the Hospice house on Steele Avenue in Gloversville, N.Y. or to one's favorite charity.