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BUTTERFIELD - Ronald A. 84 of Dewittville, died Thursday, February 2, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born October 18, 1932 in Patterson, New Jersey, the son of the late Alfred and Ruth Avery Butterfield. Ron was a veteran of the US Navy. During his working career he was a Lieutenant with the New York State Police and was assigned to the position of Zone Commander of Zone 3, Troop A in Falconer, NY where he remained until his retirement in December of 1987. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Shirley Mae (Snyder) Butterfield; two daughters, Cynthia L. Gedz of Mayville, and Susan L. (Alan) Didas of Aurora CO; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one sister. Ron was preceded in death by a daughter, Ellen Butterfield, and a sister, Jeannie Corbett. Memorials can be made to the: Ellen Butterfield Memorial Scholarship (Attn: Tracy Hammond, CLCS Secondary School, 100 North Erie St., Mayville, NY 14757). A spring memorial service will be announced at the convenience of the family. To leave a remembrance of Ron or to light a candle visit

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