Philip Otis Butler

December 15, 1938 - November 16, 2011

12/15/1938 - 11/16/2011

Past Services

Monday November 21, 2011
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Philip O. Butler, 72, passed away on November 16, 2011. Philip was born on December 15, 1938, in Hartford, CT.

Philip graduated from the University of Hartford and subsequently enjoyed a long career in law enforcement, first as a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, from 1967 until his retirement in December 1988, and later with the Virginia State Police, from 1989 through his retirement in May 2003. Philip also served in the Army National Guard from August 1960 until August 1966.

Philip leaves behind his loving wife, Susan J. Butler, a son, Jeffrey S. Butler, a daughter, Tracy Butler Vidrine, two granddaughters, Randi Perez, wife of Anthony Perez, and Courtney Polley, one great granddaughter, Isabelle Perez, all of Virginia Beach, and one stepson, Robert Miltenberger, of Norfolk, Virginia, as well as several rescued canine companions. His parents, Norman J. Butler and Violet G. Butler, and one brother, Peter G. Butler, all of Newington, Connecticut, preceded Philip in death.

Philip will be missed for his quick wit and his caring, considerate personality that touched his many friends and associates.

Please join the family in remembering Philip at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia, on Monday, November 21, 2011, from 6-8 PM. A private burial will be held in Bloomfield, Connecticut, at a later date.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Clare Bridge Estates, Virginia Beach, Virginia, for the wonderful care he received there.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Catholic Charities or to the Chesapeake Humane Society.
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Cheryl Davidson
8 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could have done more for you. It was an honor caring for Mr. Butler.

Bob & Lynn Hunter
8 years ago

I was so sorry to hear of Phil’s passing. He was a good man, a good friend, and I will miss him.

With my deepest sympathies,

Bob Hunter

Katherine Harrison
8 years ago

I was so sorry yo hear of Phillip’s

passing he will always be thought of as a very capable and caring person. It was an honor to have known him.

Bob Tuberson
8 years ago

Phil was a good friend for many years and will be missed

Teresa Hutcheson
8 years ago

Phil was my friend and mentor. I learned so much from him and likewise shared many laughs. Phil loved his family and was a faithful friend that I will never forget. To Susan and the family, I am so sorry for your loss. Phil was an angel here on earth who has now taken his place in heaven.

Pat, John & Kristina Litchfield
8 years ago


Naturally, we were extremely sad to learn of Philip’s passing. He was a wonderful neighbor and we will miss him so much. I just can’t imagine what it will be like to NOT see him working in the yard or walking the dogs. I know this is heartbreaking for you and wish there were words to ease your pain. Don’t forget that we are here if you need us. Pat, John & Kristina

Angela Hamilton
8 years ago


My condolences and prayers go out to you and your family. In times such as this, it is hard to express the depth of feeling for your loss. Don,t hesitate to call if you need anything.