RONALD E. ‘BUSTER’ PUTNAM MEDWAY – Ronald E. “Buster” Putnam, 61, husband of Patricia (Hamm) Putnam, passed away March 19, 2008, at a Lincoln hospital. He was born Dec. 4, 1946, in Goffstown, N.H., the son of Everett and Warnita B. (Murdough) McLeod. Buster loved to hunt and fish, and enjoyed playing pool. In addition to his wife, Patricia, he is survived by a son, Kevin Boutalie of East Corinth; two brothers, Douglas and Jeanne McLeod of Winn, and Albert and Sherry McLeod of Lincoln; five sisters, Naida and Norman Brown of Mattawamkeag, Sharon and Bob Powers of East Millinocket, Cheryl and Gerry Smith of Burlington, Mary and Bob Wyman of Winn, and Lycia and Victor Savage of Enfield; sisters-in-law, Molly York of Medway and Pam Ambrose of Mattawamkeag; and brother-in-law, Alvin Philbrook. He also leaves special friends, Harold Audibert and Graceann York. In addition to his parents and his in-laws, he was predeceased by a brother, J. Richard Putnam; and a sister, Nancy Mathewson. Arrangements with Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. For an online register book, please visit