Marvin L. Buterbaugh

Marvin L. Buterbaugh, 76 of Linville, VA died suddenly at home, Wednesday, February 25, 2015.

He was born April 1, 1938 in Big Cove Tannery, PA, son of the late Melvin Arthur and Evelyn Mellott Buterbaugh.

He joined the National Guard at 17 while he was still in High School. He was a graduate of Shippensburg State Teacher’s College in PA, did graduate work at G. W. University and Pace University. He taught High Math in the PA School system for five years. He retired from I.B.M. in 1993 and retired from Thrivent Financial in 2014.

He ran marathons and was a life long athlete. He was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Forestville. He excelled at helping people with financial matters.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy Swank Buterbaugh whom he married April 15, 1979. He is also survived by two sons, Kent R. Buterbaugh of Fleming Island, FL and Keith R. Buterbaugh and his wife Michelle of Douglasville, GA; a sister, Joyce Thomas of Chambersburg, PA; 10 grandchildren; and one great grandson; a sister-in-law, Penny Swank of Milton, VT and a brother-in-law, Joel Swank of Beaverton, OR.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Samuel Henry Buterbaugh and Charles Leroy Buterbaugh.

A Thanksgiving for Life will be Monday, March 2, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church with Rev. James B. Davis officiating.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church c/o Kenneth Knupp, 315 Third Hill Lane, Mt. Jackson, VA 22842, or Almost Heaven, Habitat for Humanity, 203 N. Main Street, Franklin, WV,26807

Directions to St Mark’s Lutheran Church
From North on I 81
Take Mt. Jackson Exit 273
Left at end of ramp.
Make right at stop light
Go through town, make right on 263
Go two –three miles, make left on South Middle Rd.
At four way stop you can see the church on the right.


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2 Condolences to Marvin L. Buterbaugh

  1. Carl & Nancy Buterbaugh says:

    Dear Ones…While none of us can alter the event of Marvin’s departure from our earthly experience, the good memories of a life well lived among us have a way of bringing us peace and solace. We were never more proud of Marvin than in seeing how he came to the aid of his brother, Sam, during the latter weeks of Sam’s departure. That was just an example of the man Marvin was and the good that was evident in his whole life. We can only believe that that goodness has not ended with his having left us; but, instead continues on and on throughout the realms of heaven. How thankful we are that Marvin lived and that he dwelt among us. God grant you peace and comfort throughout these changing times.
    Our love and prayers,
    Carl & Nancy Buterbaugh

  2. Pr Lynn Bechdolt says:

    All of us who knew Marv also knew what a wonderful, upbeat person he was with a ready laugh and an ability to enjoy life. He was also a good friend and financial advisor to me. I had the privilege of knowing Marv and Peggy for many years and even being their pastor for a few of those years. It’s a shock that someone as vibrant and healthy as Marv should pass so quickly. But, we remember him with much fondness and thanksgiving that he was in our lives. God’s peace be with him, with Peggy and with his whole family.