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Buttlar, Edward


Edward “Eddie” W. Buttlar, age 98, of Valparaiso, IN, formerly of Dedham; Lexington; and South Berwick, ME, went to the Lord on Thursday, September 8, 2016.  Born on April 19, 1918, in Dedham, he was a son of the late Robert and Elizabeth (Ringler) Buttlar of Dedham, MA.  Eddie was a veteran of the Second World War, serving in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific, a member of the 51st Brigade on detached service in Task Force 6814 and the Americal Division.  He then became a Warrant Officer, Jr. Grade at the 1st Island Command Headquarters.  Later, he served at the 1101st Convalescent Hospital at Camp Edwards, MA.  He retired from the Walter E. Fernald State School in Waltham, MA.  He was also a life member of the Americal Division Veterans Association and of the International Lions Club.  He was an active member of the VFW Post 988.  Eddie also volunteered at the Banta Activity Center.  He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Valparaiso, IN.  He liked to bring joy and happiness to all those around him and always had a smile and a kind word.  He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. In addition to his parents,  Eddie was preceded in death by his wife Muriel Janet Buttlar in 1993;  his brothers Harold and Robert; his sisters Mildred Buttlar, Elizabeth Luce, Louise Linneken, Dora Brauer, and Agnes Surette; and grandson Alexander Clarke.  Surviving are his daughters, Nancy (John) Bernthal of Valparaiso and Jan Buttlar Clarke of Beaver Falls, Pa.; three grandsons Daniel DiPrisco, Benjamin Bernthal, and Victor Clarke; one great granddaughter, Holly DiPrisco, and many nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received on Monday, September 19, 2016 from 11AM-1PM the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton St., Dedham.  Graveside service to follow at the Brookdale Cemetery in Dedham.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church, 950 East St., Dedham, MA 02026, or to Best Friends, Inc.: The Children’s Friendship Network, 15 Piper St., Beaver Falls, PA 15010, the children’s nonprofit he helped establish in 1993

Guestbook Entries

  1. Ruthie (Blood) Elliott
    September 12th, 2016 | 11:11 am

    To family of Cousin Eddie. Sorry for your loss. I will miss my phone chats with him. RIP Cousin Eddie. (My Mom, Ruth (Rincker) Blood, was Eddie’s 1st cousin).

  2. Bill Landers
    September 13th, 2016 | 9:16 am

    Eddie was my mother’s first cousin Frances Rincker Landers . For many years they would talk, laugh and reminisce of days gone by. As my mom’s health declined I continued to arrange calls so they could talk. As soon as my mom heard his voice magically she would emerge from her distant and confused world and become a teenager once again thanks to her favorite cousin Eddie. After my mom passed I would call Eddie. We would talk, or should I say he talked, for a long time. He talked about so much,so many people,so many places and offered me that precious view of our parents childhoods. I am pretty sure that he is the last family member of that generation to leave us. We all know that Eddie and the rest of that loving clan are celebrating his return home.

    They certainly were the ” Greatest Generation ” .

  3. September 18th, 2016 | 11:23 am

    Sorry to hear of eddies passing. He was a good man. I remember my mother always talking about her cousin Eddie. Together again. God bless. Love Sue

  4. Dorothy Lake Winders
    September 19th, 2016 | 10:58 am

    So, sorry can’t be their, Uncle Eddie so many memories I have from growing up. Being the first niece for 6 years , I got a lot of attention from all my Uncles & Aunts.
    Even living in CA., I also received a phone call ,
    Last few years we talked a lot of my mom Agnes.
    My brother Ken & I send our though & prayers to the family. God Bless you all.

  5. Kenneth Lake Jr
    September 19th, 2016 | 12:14 pm

    In Memory of
    My Uncle & Godfather
    Edward W. Buttlar

    God walked around his garden
    and found an empty place.
    Then he looked down upon the Earth
    and saw your tired face.
    He placed his arms around you,
    and lifted you to rest
    God’s Garden must be beautiful,
    He only takes the best.
    He saw the road was getting rough,
    and the hills were hard to climb.
    So He close your weary eyelids,
    and whispered “Peace be thine”
    God sent His Silver Wings,
    to take You home to rest.

    Kenneth Lake

  6. Joyce Perola for June Finlayson
    September 19th, 2016 | 1:14 pm

    Our Sympathies – So Sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing – many fond memories of you and your parents when we were young.

    Unfortunately my mother, June Finlayson, has Dementia/Alzheimer’s. She is in assisted living and it hard for her to attend wakes, etc., but when we talked about your Dad, she did remember him and your Mom. She does better remembering the past than the present. Appreciate that you called her to let her know.

    We will be making a donation in your Dad’s name and wish you and your families the best. Joyce (Finlayson) Perola

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