Frank Butler
Captain
April 6, 2010


Our beloved friend and long time Captain, Frank Butler, passed away on April 6, 2010 at the age of 81.  Frank began his airline career with Southwest Airways after a stint in the Marine Corp. He went on to fly for Pacific, Air West, then Hughes Airwest, Repulbic Air Lines and we believe he retired from NWA in the late 80's.   A service will be held for Frank at 1 pm on Friday April 16, 2010 at the Bethel Church located at 1201 S Winchester Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128.

This obituary appeared in the San Jose Mercury News on Sunday, April 11, 2010.

Retired Lt. Col USMC Ray "Frank" Butler Resident of Monte Sereno Born May 8, 1928. Entered into rest on April 6, 2010 He will be greatly missed and remembered by his loving wife of 54 years, Dolly Butler and his two sons Michael and Timothy and daughter Dina. He also leaves behind six grandchildren. Frank had a career in the United States Marine Corps and served his country well with "honor, courage and commitment." He served in the Korean War as a fighter pilot flying the F9 Panther. He later became a commercial airline pilot and retired from this career in 1988. His passion was driving 18 wheelers when he wasn't flying. Memorial services will be held at Bethel Church, 1201 S. Winchester, Friday the 16th at 1:00 PM. Arrangements by DARLING-FISCHER.Retired Lt. Col USMC Ray "Frank" Butler Resident of Monte Sereno Born May 8, 1928. Entered into rest on April 6, 2010 He will be greatly missed and remembered by his loving wife of 54 years, Dolly Butler and his two sons Michael and Timothy and daughter Dina. He also leaves behind six grandchildren. Frank had a career in the United States Marine Corps and served his country well with "honor, courage and commitment." He served in the Korean War as a fighter pilot flying the F9 Panther. He later became a commercial airline pilot and retired from this career in 1988. His passion was driving 18 wheelers when he wasn't flying. Memorial services will be held at Bethel Church, 1201 S. Winchester, Friday the 16th at 1:00 PM. Arrangements by DARLING-FISCHER.