Tuftonboro, NH. Robert Edgar Buttrick, 85, of Ledge Hill Rd, died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. His family was by his side. Robert was born to Charles Lewis Buttrick and Hazel Vivian (Spencer) in Haverhill, Mass. on February 6, 1933.
He grew up in Hampstead, NH, graduating with his class of 7 in 1951. Robert met his sweetheart, Elizabeth Ann Holmquist, in high school. They were married in 1953.
Robert enlisted in the Navy in 1952, and retired with honors in 1977 as Lt. Commander. He served aboard the USS Midway, USS Ranger, and the USS Albemarle. During his service Robert was stationed in Argentia Newfoundland, Opa-Locka Florida, Panama, Alameda California, Kodiak Alaska, Lakehurst New Jersey, Guantanamo Bay Cuba, Pensacola Florida, and Willow Grove Pennsylvania.
Robert was a Cub Scout leader, a Little League coach, and was a member of the Tuftonboro Volunteer Fire Department. In his retired years he enjoyed vegetable gardening, and working on his vehicles. He was an avid NASCAR fan. He and his wife enjoyed snow skiing, snowmobiling and their gambling trips to Las Vegas and Tunica, Mississippi.
Robert was predeceased by his parents and his twin brother, Ronald Buttrick. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Betty Ann, two sisters, Connie Merrick of Haverhill, Mass, and Carlene Demerrit of East Hampstead, NH, 5 children and their spouses, Kathy and Russ Pettit, Robert and Carole Buttrick, Daniel and Stephanie Buttrick, Steve and Carrin Buttrick, and Susan and Curt Pike. He has 7 grandchildren, Melissa, Dustin, Sarah, Nancy, Ami, Stephen and Jonathan, and 6 great grandchildren, Madison, Chase, Coltan, Irena, Annabel, and Ryleigh. He had 16 nieces and nephews.
Following Roberts wishes there will be no calling hours or services. In lieu of flowers, friends are invited to make a donation to the Tuftonboro Firefighters Association, PO Box 437. Melvin Village, NH 03850 or Central New Hampshire VNA Hospice, 240 South Main Street, Wolfeboro, NH 03894.