Donald O. Buttermore Jr., 86, of Uniontown, passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in his home. He was born March 2, 1929, in Star Junction, a son of Donald O. Buttermore Sr. and Beatrice Wills Buttermore. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Wanda C. (Donati) Buttermore; and a sister, Patricia Ann Herbert. Don attended Perry Township School System and graduated with the class of 1947. After serving in the Army during the Korean War, he received his Bachelor of Science at California State Teachers College and attended the University of Pittsburgh. Later he received his master's degree at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He was a science and math teacher in Brownsville and also taught science and math at Arlington County schools in Arlington, Va. He taught at the University of Virginia, Arlington Branch. Don had articles published in the NEA Journal and National Council of Math Teachers and received the Award of Honor from the Virginia Academy of Science for outstanding teachers. He served on the planning committee for various student projects, especially with the NASA Viking Mission and SkyLab. Don was invited with students to attend a launch at Cape Kennedy. He was a lifelong Scout, active in Star Junction/Perryopolis Boy Scouts as a scoutmaster, as well as in Arlington, Va. He was a staff member at Camp Conestoga and a member and Elder at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Uniontown. Don is survived by four nephews, Tom Herbert, of Charlotte, N.C., Gary Herbert, of Hampton, Va., Howard Herbert, of LaValle, Md., and David Herbert, of Cumberland, Md., as well as numerous grandnieces and grandnephews.
Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, and 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIES INC., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown. A service celebrating Don's life will follow at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Tom Holslag officiating. Interment will be in Lafayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill.
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