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1933 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
BUTLER, Jack Jack F. Butler died peacefully on May 10, 2016 in La Jolla, CA surrounded by his family. He was born to Jack O. Butler and Dorothy Marsh Butler on July 18, 1933 in El Centro and is survived by his four children Alice, Jack, Michael and Patricia, four grandchildren, and his loving wife of 57 years, Colette. Jack was a pioneer in the physics of lasers and exotic semiconductor materials. After serving in the US Marine Corps in the 1950's, he earned BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from UC Berkeley and held positions as Physicist at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory (Concord, MA), General Dynamics (Pomona, CA) and Arthur D. Little (Cambridge, MA). He also founded and led two successful technology companies, Laser Analytics, Inc. (Lexington, MA) from 1975 to 1980 and Digirad Corporation (San Diego, CA) from 1985 to 1998. Jack has lived in San Diego County with his wife Colette since 1988 and is fondly remembered by friends and family who love him deeply. A service to celebrate his life will be held at 10:30 am, May 28 at the Alpine Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Jack's memory to The , http://act.alz.org/goto/JackButler.
Published in The Boston Globe on May 22, 2016
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