Richard O. Buttrick

1937 ∼ 2019

Traci Ward of Jacksonville FL wrote:

My love goes out to all of you. Mr Butt was a great man that always welcomed me in your home, usually to blame me for whatever David did the night before. He had a smile on his face every time I saw him and will be missed.

CAPT and Mrs. R. W. (Bud) Breault, Jr. of Cotuit, MA wrote:

Rest In Peace Dick. You will be greatly missed by all. You were a friend, a mentor and a professional in all that you did and accomplished in life. May God bless you and your family.

Patricia E. (Mrs. Paul H.) Garrity of Sandwich, MA wrote:

I was saddened to learn of Dick's passing. Please know Paul always held him in high esteem, and was proud to have followed in his footsteps at Air Station Cape Cod. My prayers go to Eddie and his children. May your memories bring you all comfort.

Kerri Smart of Sandwich, Ma wrote:

We are very sorry for your loss. Sending our love & prayers to the Buttrick family. Love the Smart family

Ben Stoppe of Lake Monticello, VA wrote:

My sympathy to the Buttrick family. I was a middle grade aviator at Cape Cod under his command in the 80's, & did my student engineering training there, & also all the other positions in CG Aviation Engineering/Acft. Maintenance. CAPT Buttrick handled the situation w/ compassion & grace the night when we had an unfortunate personnel accident involving a hangar door. He was one of my better CO's. Ben Stoppe, CDR, USCG (Ret.)

Evelyn Norton of Buzzards Bay wrote:

So, sad. Working for the Coast Guard during Dick's reign he always had a warm hug on his visit to the office. He will be missed by many. Peace to Eddie and the family.

Jack McGrath of North Port, FL wrote:

Sorry to heard of Dick’s passing. He was a pleasure to know and work with on the Roost. he was a great guy and a true gentleman and I will miss him.

Ken Hollemon of Bend wrote:

An honor to serve with him, a pleasure to fly with him. He served as a model for "how to do it right". I stand and render a respectful salute. Fair thee well, sir--you did things right.

JBrian Wallace of East Sandwich MA wrote:

We were so sad to hear the news of Dick. Gone from our sight but never our memories Gone from our touch but never our hearts Our prayers are with Eddie and the family Love Brian and Lois

Ray and Bev Williams of Teaticket MA wrote:

Our sympathies to Pam, Todd and the Butterick family. So sorry for your loss. May your memories of him keep him in your hearts.

Tom Sullard of Fredericksburg, VA wrote:

I worked for CAPT Buttrick as his Yeoman while he was Chief if Staff, First Coast Guard District. It was an honor and priveledge to serve with him! I had, and have the deepest respect for him. He was a ‘no nonsense’, git-r-dun’ leader, that was also respected deeply by his peers and superiors! One thing he taught me that I still use today is, “Tom, a meeting should never last more than an hour.” There were a few instances where he would leave the conference room, while other meeting attendees kept chatting. Made me smile more than once, and a great philosophy to live by!! Thank you for your service, Shipmate!! Fair Winds and Following Seas. Semper Paratus! Tom Sullard, LCDR, U. S. Coast Guard, Retired

Edward Peel of Venice, Florida wrote:

Fond memories of once best friends last forever. Rest in peace my old best friend.

Estelle Schulze of Walpole, Ma wrote:

Eddie, Pam and family, We are so very saddened to hear of Dicks passing! A life well lived! Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Estelle & Bob

William BLue amcs ret of Mobile al wrote:

He was a great pilot to fly with and a great commanding officer to serve under

Ken Stuart of Pocasset wrote:

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with all.