James Ernest Putnoky, longtime resident of Mobile, Alabama, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 17th, 2018, surrounded by family at the age of 70 years.Born on May 9, 1947 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, he was destined to make his mark on this world in brave and fearless ways. He honorably served his country as a Marine and fought in the Vietnam War. Throughout his life he proudly exemplified what it was to be a United States Marine. His motto: “Once a Marine, always a Marine.” For over 30 years, he dedicated himself as a special U.S. Customs Agent, traveling around the world and earning numerous awards for his hard work and dedication. In January 2000, James earned his retirement and spent the next 18 years getting some much needed relaxation. He instilled in his kids, “Family First,” and taught them that family is always there for each other. He enjoyed spending time with his family, playing cards, indulging in John Wayne movies and going to the casinos.James is proceeded in death by his parents, Ernest and Helen (née Fekete) Putnoky, and his sister Beverly Dwyer.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years Mary Ann (née Scott), his children Jason and Kimberly, his brother Thomas, and many nieces, nephews, family and friends who loved him so very much. A celebration of James’ life will be held at Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Friday, March 23rd, 2018 from 10am - 12pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a contribution to the American Cancer Society or to the Seven Hills Fire Rescue District in his honor.
Condolences may be offered at www.mobilememorialfunerals.com.
Semper Fi. RIP
Christopher M. NelsonMelbourne, FL
My prayers to the family. Jim was a true patriot. May God rest his soul.
George ThomasWaynesville, NC
Our prayers are with the family and friends of Jim Putnoky! R.I.P My Friend.
Michael HoltBirmingham, AL
Fair winds and following seas Jim. We have the watch.
Hugh SovikMobile, AL
We consider Jim a great friend and fellow U.S.Customs guy. He has gone to live with our Lord in a much better place. Blessings for Maryann and rest of the family.
Jim and Eloise DuffLoxley, AL
Condolences and prayers for the family.
Eddie & Dianne SossamanMobile, AL
God bless you all. Hard to believe that Jim gone to a better place. He will be always missed. Remembering all the crazy bbqs and holidays together. Love you all. ❤️🇺🇸
Janice PutnokyNew York, NY
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Putnoky family. We love you and are truly sorry for your loss. God bless you all with his loving comfort.
Barry and Kathi LezarkPalm City, FL
Prayers and condolences for the whole family
S Maldarelli, AL
My deepest condolences on Jim's passing. Jim was a fellow Special Agent and a great all around guy with a good sense of humor. He will be missed by all who knew him. Godspeed Jim .
Russ GoleshSan Dimas, CA
God bless you, Jim. It was a blessing to have served with you in the United States Customs Service. May God hold you in the palm of your hand.
Gary WrightEclectic, AL