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Robert E. Buterbaugh Veteran
January 14, 2022


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Robert E. “Snuff” Buterbaugh, 91, of Clymer, PA passed away on Friday, January 14, 2022 at his home.

The son of Robert D. Buterbaugh and Hazel (Leamer) Buterbaugh Stiffler, he was born on January 3, 1931 in Green Twp., Indiana Co., PA.

Robert served in the US Army during the Korean War and earned a Korean Service medal with two bronze stars.

He wed Lona Mae (Elliott) Buterbaugh on March 18, 1955 and they shared almost forty-four years of marriage when she passed away.

Recently on December 26, 2021, his second wife, Jane (Elliott) Gibson Buterbaugh passed away after over twenty-two years of marriage together.

A retired building and house construction worker, Robert had even built his own home.

Some of his favorite hobbies were woodworking; vegetable gardening and hunting.

Surviving are his daughter, Susan M. Javins; his son, Thomas R. Buterbaugh and wife Sandra; his three stepsons: John D. Gibson; William B. Gibson and wife Holly and Joseph S. Gibson and wife Stephanie; his two stepgrandchildren: Rebekah Gray and husband, Matthew and Katie Henry and husband Logan and his two sisters: Marie E. Crump and Sandra A. Bartle.

In addition to his wives, Robert was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Ord Stiffler; his stepmother, Matilda (Weakland) Buterbaugh and his brother, William H. Buterbaugh.

Family and friends will be received from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at the Rairigh Funeral Home, Ltd. in Hillsdale, PA, where his 1:00 p.m. funeral service will be officiated by Pastor Robert Sunseri. Interment at McDowell Cemetery, Green Twp., Indiana Co., PA.

His family extends a heartfelt thank you to Robert’s special friends: Jim Morris, Lynn Anderson and Rodney Jarvie, who enabled him to stay home for his last days.

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Rairigh Funeral Home
18944 Rte 286 Hwy East
Hillsdale, PA 15746