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Clare N. Butcher

Obituary for Clare N. Butcher

September 22, 1930 - September 25, 2020
Fairview Park, Ohio | Age 90

Loving Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather


Clare N. Butcher, age 90 of Fairview Park and originally of Weston, WV, passed away peacefully at home with his children by his side on Friday, September 25, 2020. Beloved husband of 63 years to the late Patricia (née Dodd); loving father of Mark (Pam), Becky Keith (Ted), and Jay (Ginger); devoted grandfather of Stephanie Stanko Rose (Jacob), Jay Butcher (Christa), Erin Milan (Sean), Dayna Butcher, Teddy Keith, and Jon Keith; great-grandfather of Robert Veon, Jay Butcher, and Henry Milan.

Clare Butcher was a proud U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, serving in the infantry. After the war, he returned to West Virginia and married Patricia. They settled in Cleveland, OH in 1953.

In his early years, Clare worked at many jobs but enjoyed leisure time by playing amateur baseball and softball. In 1953, he gained employment at Chevrolet, where he took the position as a UAW union die setter until his retirement in 1985.

Clare enjoyed bowling, baseball, and gardening. His gardens were a point of pride for him, as he grew many types of produce. He was an avid bowler, participating in leagues his entire life, right up until a few days before his passing. Clare's talents were also evident in the kitchen, where he was an excellent cook and baker, crafting his own bread weekly.

Clare lived alone after the passing of his wife, Patricia in 2014.

Memorial contributions may be made in Clare's name to the Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110-2602.

A Graveside Service with Army Honors will be held at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Seville, OH on Friday, October 2, 2020, at 2:30pm.


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    Cleveland, OH 44110-2602

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