My sincerest sympathies to Mrs. Butterworth and the Butterworth family. He was always kind and understanding of my family situation.
Ed Butterworth was my friend. He wasn't a law practice friend, or a business and department store chain friend, or a political or city government friend. He was just a friend, without any encumbrances or alliances beyond friendship. We didn't even see each other frequently. I lived in Redlands, and he in Arcadia. But, over most of my adult life, our friendship continued. Many years ago, we met in the desert at a university-sponsored botany field class. After that, we enjoyed seeking wildflowers together in various regions of California. Sometimes we would meet at his ranch in the Owens Valley, with the High Sierras as our backdrop. Often we argued over plant identification, but I was almost always better than him in correctly naming the specimen (my version only). Over the years, we kept up an exchange of notes and letters, usually filled with good-natured barbs and insults. Sometimes we met at his beach house in Encinitas, and other times at his Arcadia home. Occasionally, he would take me to one of his exclusive clubs, like the California Club, where I could demonstrate my lack of social graces. But, through it all, we remained friends. And I know that our friendship never faltered through the years - probably much more a tribute to his attributes than to mine Goodbye, friend. I miss you already.
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
As a member of the 'FEDCO Family', I wanted to again convey my profound condolences for your loss-
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.
Our condolences to the Butterworth family, and especially Mrs Butterworth and Ken Butterworth.
Bettye and John Tuzza
My deepest condolences to your family and friend, May the Hearer of Prayer (Psalms 83:18, 65:2) grant you the needed strength, courage and peace during this difficult time.
In memory of a special person who always stopped to say "hello" at Fedco Pasadena. The world needs more people like him. With Sympathy. Keep all your good memories.
To the Butterworth Family,
I am deeply sorry for your loss this is a very difficult time. But the love of others and especially from our God we can endure 1 John 4:8 says that “God is love”, so he will carry us in this difficult time.
My deepest condolences to the Butterworth family. I have many good memories of Mr. Butterworth - always dapper in his Christmas vests during the holidays...he was a joy and pleasure to know and made my time at Fedco enjoyable indeed.
Our condolences to Mrs. Butterworth, your children and grandchildren. Great Men leave behind people as their epitaph. Mr. Butterworth has too many to count. He was the smartest kindest man I ever met and the world will miss him. He was a teacher, a mentor and most important a friend to me. He made a significant difference in my life. But I was not special he did this for everyone who listened to him and understood his guidance. The World is a better place because of him. We will all miss his easy smile and the twinkle in his eyes.
To Shirley, Lynne, Edward Jr., Ken, David and Lorell...may you all find comfort and peace in the coming days. And may your fondest memories of your dear husband and father fill your hearts with joy and laughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you walk this new path in your lives. Walk boldly and keep your father close.
Our deepest condolences to the Butterworth family. We both worked at Fedco when Mr. Butterworth was CEO. Best wishes Ken to you and the family.
It was my pleasure to know Ed Butterworth and to learn from someone who was a gentleman and a lifelong scholar. When I joined the Arcadia city council, nearly 20 years after Ed had left the council, he was still revered around city hall for his wisdom and guidance. As president of the Arcadia Rotary Club it was my pleasure to induct Ed into the club some eight years ago, introducing him as "our newest and oldest member."
Extending my deepest condolences to the family of Edward Butterworth. He truly has an outstanding legacy for you to cherish. As you lay in to rest may you find solace in the God of all comfort.