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Alvin S. Butti

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BUTTI,Alvin S. Al Butti of Shingletown, OR was born on November 24, 1922 in Petaluma, CA, Died March 2, 2011 in Grants Pass, OR. He is survived by his children Louis (Anita), Alvina (Mike) and Larry. Grandchildren Michelle, Morgan, Alex, Charlotte, John Paul and Great Grandchild Arlo. Al was the kind of guy that impressed you just by being Al. He had a dry sense of humor with some of the funniest facial expressions to make you laugh. He will be greatly missed by his family and everyone that had the pleasure of knowing him. Al served in the Army Air Corps and was a gunner on B-24's. From the service he went on to work at Greyhound as a mechanic. In 1960 he went to work at the Novato Fire Department as a mechanic working his way up to Assistant Chief and in his last years went back to being Master mechanic overlooking all equipment. He retired from the Novato Fire Department in 1981; anyone that worked with him respected him for his fairness. Al and Marie then moved to Shingletown to retire, they joined the Good Sam Club and traveled around camping and fishing. Through out their years many friendships were formed, many while Al was out cutting wood with his buddies. He and Marie always had a great time together; they were quite the team, together again. As requested by Al no services are being held. In lieu of flowers remembrances to: Asante Hospice Services, 2960 Doctors Park Drive, Medford, OR 97504.
Published Online in the Press Democrat from Mar. 11 to Mar. 12, 2011
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