Entertainment sales exec

James C. Puffer, longtime entertainment sales exec, died Dec. 6 of natural causes in Wellington, Fla. He was 65.

U. of Vermont grad began his ad career in New York City and served as vice president of sales of the northeastern region for the syndication division of 20th Century Fox.

Puffer is survived by his wife, Karen Weygand Puffer, a sister and two nephews.

Donations in his name can be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 79604, Baltimore, MD 21279-0604.

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