David Pufky

Died: January 30, 2018
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On Tuesday 30 January, 2018, David John Pufky, 71, passed away peacefully at Health Central Florida Hospital. He was born in Johnson City, NY in 1946 to John and Mary Pufky (who sadly passed in 2000 and 2014), attended Johnson City High School, and joined the U.S. Marine Corps where his service of duty included two tours in Vietnam. David then followed in his father’s footsteps and went on to work for Pepsi Cola in Binghamton, NY as a dedicated salesman for 42 years. A job where at every stop along his route he made a new friend and his co-workers became family. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Karen, of Winter Garden, FL, with whom he shared 42 wonderful years of marriage and three beautiful children, John and Heather Pufky (Maine, NY), Jeremy and Amanda Pufky (Boston, MA), Jennifer and Matthew Bryant (Dartford, UK). David was blessed with several grandchildren who were the light of his life, Jaidyn, Avery, Elliot and Jude Pufky, Finn Pufky and James Bryant. He is survived by his loving sisters, Carol Stasko, of Princeton Junction, NJ; Janet (and Sam) Tornatore of Winter Garden, FL; a very special sister-in-law Gail (and Dan) Brennan of Conklin, NY; and his loving Aunt, Theresa Tokos, and many caring cousins, nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held Saturday 10 February from 12-3 pm at Allen Memorial Home, Inc. 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott, NY. A Military Service will be held at 3 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mercy House of the Southern Tier.

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Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Allen Memorial Home


511-513 East Main Street
Endicott, NY 13760


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September 6, 2016
‘David the painter’ generously shared his time & Painting talent at my ‘new’ old house because we were friends
‘David the painter’ generously shared his time & Painting talent at my ‘new’ old house because we were friends
Died: January 30, 2018

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Darlene Darrow posted on 2/11/18

Dear Heather and John, I am so sorry for your loss. May beautiful memories replace the daily sorrow. Darlene Darrow


Crickett Lee posted on 2/9/18

I know that you are surrounded with much love. May you have peace in your heart as you remember all the good times that you and David shared. With deepest sympathy, Cricket Lee


The Bicknell Family (friends of Jen Bryant) posted on 2/9/18

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you all x


Karen and Kenny Kitchen posted on 2/9/18

Sincere and heartfelt condolences for the loss of a great man who will live on in the hearts and memories of all he touched. Semper fi and god bless


Ken & Jill Drennen posted on 2/9/18

So sorry about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Pufky family.


Linda Tarant posted on 2/9/18

Dear Janet, Extending my heartfelt condolences to Karen, Sam, & you on the loss of your beloved David. Sincerely, Linda


Jan Cochran posted on 2/9/18

I remember sitting in David and Karen's kitchen in Binghamton and enjoying a wonderful conversation about the latest news stories. David always kept up with current events - he read the newspaper cover to cover and watched the nightly news. I loved talking with him, and will truly miss him. A wonderful man, husband, father, and grandfather.


Katie Kohlbach (Thompson) posted on 2/9/18

So sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.


Karen O'Donnell posted on 2/9/18

My dear, dear, friend. May the arms of all your friendships wrap around you and offer you comfort. We are all very distraught with David's passing. A life with so many blessings but far too short. We feel your pain and know that there will be an empty hole in your heart forever. Please know that we are praying for David, you and all of your family, for comfort and peace. You'll carry David now in your mind and your heart. I wish I had met him......he sounds like a wonderful guy. Please know we will all be here for you when you return. Take care my friend........with heartfelt sympathy.


Michelle Langevin posted on 2/9/18

I am so sorry for your loss, Karen. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


Lynn K Czimback posted on 2/9/18

So sorry Karen to learn about your loss. Prayers and thoughts for you and your family. For David, Semper Fi Marine.


Mary Murphy Bentlage posted on 2/9/18

Dear Carol and family, I'm so very sorry to hear about David's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May your memories of him give you comfort always. Sincerely,


Rosie and Julian Bryant posted on 2/9/18

Some people in our lives make us smile when we think of them. David had that quality. Rest in Peace.


Andy and Jo Sawford posted on 2/9/18

Karen, Jen, Matt and all the family, sending you our deepest sympathy on your loss of David. With love from the Sawfords.


Leon family posted on 2/9/18

We are so sorry for you lost.


Rebecca Loughren posted on 2/8/18

Dear Karen, We are so sorry for your loss. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. May your memories help you through your grief. Love and peace, Tom and Rebecca


Kay Landry posted on 2/8/18

Thinking of you at this difficult time. Prayers to you and your family. May you find comfort in his peace.


Mari Cole posted on 2/8/18

My condolences to You Karen and to all your family. Such sad news to hear of David’s passing. We shared a bond and plenty of stories as ‘Pepsi family’ (although he was retired when we met). My life is blessed for having been fortunate to be your neighbor and friend.


Cathy Liberati posted on 2/8/18

so many memories we have shared over the past 40 plus years...David was a great neighbor, and wonderful friend. God Bless him! Sending love to you All. the Liberati's


Elaine Nachman posted on 2/8/18

So very sorry for your loss.


Gary & Priscilla DiLallo posted on 2/8/18

So very sorry to learn of Dave's untimely passing. A real good man. Our prayers for the family..


Wally and Laurie Yelverton posted on 2/7/18

Sending our sincere condolences to the Pufky family. We are so sorry to learn of David’s passing.


Wally and Laurie Yelverton posted on 2/7/18

So sorry for your loss! Sending our sincere condolences to the Pufky family


Karl Bernthon conklin new york posted on 2/7/18

to the Pufky family, I worked with david and father john pufky when I came there in 1976 . David was a great mentor to a new rookie driver and his dedication to pepsi made me a better driver salesman as he was the best ever . his customers in Norwich honored him and was friends to many. I will miss him a lot and was shocked to hear of his passing. Rest in peace marine you will be remembered for your kindness and way of being a great man that you were.


Jeff and Carol Schnaiter posted on 2/7/18

Our thoughts and prayers to everyone