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Obituary: Warren Butterfield of Redwood City

Warren Butterfield passed away on Oct. 23.

 

Warren Herald Butterfield

August 22,1921 - October 23, 2012

Resident of Redwood City


Warren Butterfield, 91, of Redwood City, passed away early Tuesday morning at his home with loved ones. 

He served in World War II and was a bombardier who established the best bombing record in the history of air warfare.  He flew 60 missions and received several medals for his services, and achieved the rank of 1st Lieutenant. On May 8, 2011 he was awarded the French Legion of Honour, the highest award presented to a non-French citizen for the liberation of France during World War II. 

Mr. Butterfield was the stage manager at the Circle Star Theatre from the time it opened in November of 1964 until it closed in December of 1986. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Christine Butterfield and son, Mark Butterfield of Newark. He is survived by his children, Carol Moniz of Redwood City, Sheri Quinn of Oregon, and Craig Butterfield; his nine grandchildren, Melissa, Ben, Melanie, Nick, Kim, Brandon, Jesse, Nate, and Isaac; his six great-grandchildren, Alexis, Steven, Savannah, Luke, Emmalee and Ava; his son in-law, Terry Tindell of Stockton; and his daughter-in-law, Jane Butterfield of Newark. 

He will be missed more than words can say.  


This obituary was submitted to Patch by the family of Warren Butterfield.

Obituaries can be submitted for publishing on Redwood City-Woodside Patch by e-mailing Editor Jennifer van der Kleut at jennifer.vanderkleut@patch.com.


Christine Zavala October 25, 2012 at 08:15 PM
Warren you will be missed. You were the rock that kept the family together, You were the father of your grandchildren that their own father couldn't be. You were considered the hero for the U.S. and in your children's eyes. I know your wife and family members were waiting to take you home. We love you very much Warren and this is not goodbye, this is 'See you later,' Big Hugs and tell eveyone I said hi!

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