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.
Condolences can be made at altmeyer.com.