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Paul F. Butterfield

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Butterfield Paul F. Butterfield, age 81, entered paradise on July 12, 2014. Paul entered this world born to the late Fred and Elnora Butterfield on November 5, 1932. Paul is survived by his children, Teresa (Dennis) Damschroder and Brian (Amy) Butterfield; and grandchildren, Richard, Brittany, Justin, Megan, Jessica; and great-grandchild, Elijah. Paul was preceded in death by his loving wife Jean Butterfield, son David Butterfield and sisters Mary Martin, Donna Stumph, and Rita Hicks. Paul retired from the Ohio State University Police Department after a distinguished 28 year law enforcement career. Paul was a lifetime member of the Capital City FOP Lodge 9 where he was known and loved by many as the "FOP Santa" for 21 years. Paul served his country in the United States Army and served in the Korean War with the 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Division. Paul was also a member of the Westerville American Legion Post 171. Paul and his family were original founding members of the Mifflin Twp. Fire Department that continues to protect the citizens of the Linden area of Columbus and the City of Gahanna, OH. Visitation will be Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. with FOP service at 7:30 p.m. and funeral service Thursday at 11 a.m. at HILL FUNERAL HOME, 220 S. State St., Westerville, OH. Interment at Northlawn Memory Gardens. A celebration of Paul's life will follow at Capital City FOP Lodge 9, 6800 Schrock Hill Ct., Columbus, OH. Our thanks and gratitude to the caregivers of the St. Ann's Palliative Care & Hospice unit for their wonderful treatment of Paul in his final days. John 14: 1-4. Friends may sign the guest book at HillFuneral.com.

Published in The Columbus Dispatch from July 15 to July 16, 2014
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