Clair D. Butler

Clair D. Butler, 90, of 4 Park Street, Lewis Run, passed away on Saturday March 6, 2021, at Olean General Hospital.

Born on January 12, 1931 in Kane, he was the son of the late Earl A. and Anna C. (Whelan) Butler. He was a 1950 graduate of St. Bernard High School.

On July 2, 1952 in Buffalo NY, he entered the United States Army. He served during the Korea War and was honorably discharged as a Corporal on June 28, 1954.

On July 24, 1954 at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church he married Patricia (Zamberlan) who survives.

Clair worked as a commercial artist at Zippo Manufacturing Company for 45 years. He also served as Chief of Police for Lewis Run, and served as a Deputy Sheriff for the McKean County Sheriff's Office under Sheriff Donald Morey. He was a member of the National Fraternal Order of Police, Northwest Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association, and the Seneca Law Enforcement Agency.

He was a member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church, the Lewis Run Volunteer Fire Department, where at one time he held all the offices except Chief. He was a member of St. Bernard Alumni Association, Mt Jewett Sportsman's Club, the Bradford Gun Club, American Legion Post 108 and past Adjunct, Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Bradford Senior Center and he served on the Board of Directors.

Surviving is his wife Pat of 67 years, two daughters, Belinda Hackett, of Riverdale GA, and Denise (Robert) O'Neil, of Bradford one son, David (Terri) Butler, of Lewis Run, one brother, Paul Butler, of Venice FL, eight grandchildren, Douglas (Jen Kibbe) O'Neil, Bryan O'Neil, Gregory Hackett, Angela Ward, Keith (Lindsay) Butler, Michael Butler US Air Force, Jeremy Butler, and Trevor (Brittany) Mowery, eight great-grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren. and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Michael J. Butler, and one brother Jay Butler.

Friends will be received on Saturday, March 13, 2021, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc, 33 South Avenue. where a prayer service will be held at 11:30 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Noon in St. Bernard Church with Fr. Jim Gutting, Senior Associate of St. Bernard Church as Celebrant. After the Mass full Military Honors will be accorded by members of the United States Army and the Honor Guard from the American Legion Post 108. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.

Memorial donations, if desired, can be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences can be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

 

 

 

HOLLENBECK-CAHILL Funeral Home

33 South Avenue • Bradford, PA 16701

All Condolences -

I am saddened for Clair''s family to hear of his passing. We grew up as neighbors with Belinda being a good friend of mine. Prayers of strength and comfort in the days ahead are prayed for you.
— Nancy Gabel

I am so sorry to read of your loss. God has the answer. We will all meet soon.
— Mickey Clark

I am sorry for your loss of such a great man. I know you will see him again in the after life. Will keep you all in prayer.
— LYNDELL L BATT

I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the family. My grandmother was Nora Whalen Burroughs, sister of Anne Whalen Butler, Clair''s mother. I remember Denise and Belinda coming to our house in Attica, NY, with their grandparents when they were quite young. Over the years, I''ve lost contact with all but two family members. But, our family ties are unbroken. May your faith, the love of your family, and memories of wonderful times together, strengthen and comfort you. Cheryle Bastedo McCann
— Cheryle A. McCann

RIP Uncle Clair, you always made a positive impact on your nieces and nephews. You were funny, fun, loving, and always gave us the best advice. You will be missed. Aunt Pat, Belinda, Denise and David my thoughts and prayers are with you.
— Nikki Stevens

To Pat and family. So sorry for your loss. Clair was a great guy. Will be missed greatly. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. May God bless.
— Larry and Suzie Fox

Pat: Our deepest sympathy to you and your family with this great loss. Clair will always be remembered by all our family as a sweet kind man. Our love to you.
— Ginny & Kevin Crouse

Prayers and sympathy to the family.
— Ellen Tingley

Condolences to the Butler family. I had the honor & pleasure of working with/beside Clair for so many years in Law Enforcement. His jovial smile and wit will be missed.
— Carl Milks

I am so sorry to learn that Clair has passed. He was such a sweet man. Always had that smile. He was a hoot when we worked at Zippo. We had a lot of fun times there. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers Pat. God bless you. Fondly Judy Keenan
— JUDY KEENAN

To the Butler family, please except my sincere condolences. Clair was a great neighbor as was his family. e was also a good friend. Prayers to this family.
— Tom Eddy

Condolences

  • I am saddened for Clair''s family to hear of his passing. We grew up as neighbors with Belinda being a good friend of mine. Prayers of strength and comfort in the days ahead are prayed for you.

    — Nancy Gabel
  • I am so sorry to read of your loss. God has the answer. We will all meet soon.

    — Mickey Clark
  • I am sorry for your loss of such a great man. I know you will see him again in the after life. Will keep you all in prayer.

    — LYNDELL L BATT
  • I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the family. My grandmother was Nora Whalen Burroughs, sister of Anne Whalen Butler, Clair''s mother. I remember Denise and Belinda coming to our house in Attica, NY, with their grandparents when they were quite young. Over the years, I''ve lost contact with all but two family members. But, our family ties are unbroken. May your faith, the love of your family, and memories of wonderful times together, strengthen and comfort you. Cheryle Bastedo McCann

    — Cheryle A. McCann
  • RIP Uncle Clair, you always made a positive impact on your nieces and nephews. You were funny, fun, loving, and always gave us the best advice. You will be missed. Aunt Pat, Belinda, Denise and David my thoughts and prayers are with you.

    — Nikki Stevens