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