OAKLAND, N.J. – John M. Puttenvink, of Oakland, died Wednesday, Jan. 27. He was 89.
Born in Clifton, he lived in Oakland the past 58 years. He was co-owner and operator of Wittie Electric in Clifton and retired in 1999. He attended Stevens Institute in Hoboken. He was a member of the Ponds Reformed Church in Oakland and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, having served on the USS Charles S. Badger in the Pacific theater of operations.
He was the husband of Evelyn Puttenvink of Oakland; father of Carol and her late husband, David A. Wood, of Connecticut; and Mark and his partner, Beth Appio, of Mahwah; grandfather of David Wood and his fiancée, Beth Scheirer; Christopher Wood and his wife, Sonya; Connor Wood, Sean Glen Puttenvink and Ty Christian Puttenvink; and great-grandfather of Lillianna Wood.
Relatives and friends may visit from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Oakland Memorial Home, 330 Ramapo Valley Road, Oakland. Funeral services will be at noon Saturday at the Pond Reformed Church, 341 Ramapo Valley Road, Oakland. Attendees are asked to arrive at the church by 11:45 a.m. Burial will be held at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.