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PUTNEY - Bruce October 22, 2016, age 82, of East Aurora, NY, beloved husband of the late Kareen (nee Kirsch) Putney; loving father of Donna (Brian) Schofield and Willis "Bill" (Mary Beth) Putney; cherished grandfather of Brittany Schofield, Megan and Johnathan Putney; brother of the late Russell (late Audrey) and Richard Putney; brother-in-law of the late Carole (A. James) Leffler; uncle of Leslie Putney West and James Leffler. A Celebration of Bruce's Life will be held on Saturday, November 12 at WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 784 Main St., East Aurora. Friends may call from 1-4 PM and a service will be held at 4 PM. Bruce was founder of Bruce's Automotive in East Aurora, which he owned and operated for 42 years. He was a racing enthusiast, earning 13 Track Championships as a car owner. If desired, contributions in Bruce's memory may be made to the Spalding Foundation, Inc., 1074 Sulpher Springs Rd., Owego, NY 13827. Online condolences may be offered at

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