Mr. David E. Butterfield, age 72, of West Potsdam, NY and formerly of Canton, NY passed away at his residence on June 8, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Friends may call at the Garner Funeral Service on Thursday, June 14th from 2-4 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the Garner Funeral Home at 4 p.m. with Rev. Kenneth Ashley that day. In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory can be made to the Potsdam Volunteer Rescue Squad, the Canton Potsdam Hospital Foundation or to the West Potsdam Volunteer Volunteer Fire Department.
David is survived by his loving wife Patricia J. Butterfield; daughter Amanda S. (Dustin) Bradley; son David W. Stowell; grandchildren Bailee and Nolan Bradley and Celine and Zachery Stowell; brothers Ronnie (Linda) Butterfield and Michael (Jeanne) Butterfield; sisters Gloria (George) Ladison, Bonnie Davis, Sue (Bill) Frank, Vicki Green and Thelma (Jim) Garlough and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, Harold W. and Freda D. Wyne Butterfield; a granddaughter Courtnee Ann-Marie Stowell; sisters Patricia a. Gardner and Pauline Skiff and brothers Ernest H. and Wayne F. Butterfield.
Mr. David E. Butterfield was born September 7, 1945 in Canton, NY to Harold Butterfield and Freda Wyne. He attended Parishville rural schools. He served in the United States Army from 1967 until 1972. He was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War. Upon his honorable discharge he returned to the States and on April 8, 1978 he was married to Patricia Daniels in Crary Mills.
David worked as a groundskeeper for 27 years at the Best Western Saint Lawrence University Golf Course. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, camping and especially spending time with family and his grandchildren. He very much enjoyed golfing with his daughter every Sunday morning. He was very active in the Dekalb Amvets and was currently a member of the Potsdam Amvets. Condolences, thoughts or memories of David can be shared @www.garnerfh.com.