John Francis Butler
June 3, 1924 - April 11, 2013
Resident of Pleasanton
John Francis Butler was born June 3, 1924 the 4th child of Eileen and Thomas Butler. He graduated in 1942 from Pleasanton High School. At the age of 17 he joined the Navy. The year was 1942. He served in World War II and remained in the service until 1947. He went to work for civil service for the Air Force from 1949 until 1962. He then went to work for Pratt and Whitney Aircraft until he retired in 1987.
He was first married to Geraldine Lester on March 31, 1956, and had two daughters from that marriage. Scarlett Ann Weiner and Shannon Eileen Treese. His marriage to Geraldine lasted until July 4, 1989, when Geraldine passed away. He remarried in February 1990 to Shirley Casterson. John (Jack) had known Shirley since grade school in the Pleasanton area. Jack became a widow again in November 2012, at Shirley's passing. He is survived by his two daughters and their children, a sister, Alice Athenour and Shirley's children, Cheryl Danielson and Robert Casterson, and several nieces and nephews. Visitation Saturday, April 27, 2013, 10 am Memorial Service to follow at 11:00 am at Graham-Hitch Mortuary, 4167 First St., Pleasanton, CA
Published in Contra Costa Times on Apr. 20, 2013