|Birth: ||Jan. 7, 1927|
|Death: ||Jun. 1, 2009|
SCARBOROUGH—Dr. F. Daniel Buttner, was born January 7, 1927 in Boston, MA. He attended Mt. St. Charles Academy in Woonsocket, RI, and Tufts University pre dental. Drafted during World War II after his freshman year at Tufts, he served in the Persian Gulf, North Africa, and Germany servicing diesel electric generators. Dr. Buttner graduated from Tufts University School of Dentistry in 1951 and served 2 years as an Army dentist at Aberdeen Proving Ground during the Korean conflict. He set up a dental practice in Sudbury, MA in 1953, the first dentist to practice in Sudbury. He retired in 1993.
Dr. Buttner was an enthusiastic skier in New England, the Alps, the Rockies, and helicopter skiing in Canada. An avid bicyclist, and a member of the Nashoba Valley Peddlers, he worked for several years on bike path legislation in Massachusetts.
He was an active member of the Republican Town Committee, putting in many volunteer hours during campaigns.
He was heavily involved with the Sudbury Players theatre group, performing in many productions.
Dr. Buttner spent much family time with his children, coaching them in tennis and skiing, and taking them mountain climbing.
A large vegetable garden was his pride and joy, growing enough vegetables to supply his family's vegetables each year.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia of Scarborough; two daughters, Anna of Quincy, MA, Kathleen Pfundstein and her husband Dwight of Mashpee, MA; one son, Mark Buttner of San Diego, CA; grandsons, Erik Pfundstein and Cameron Buttner; two sisters, Carole Buttner Maloof and her husband Louis of North Chatham, MA and O.P. Marjorie Buttner of Sinsinawa, WI.
The family is sincerely grateful to Dan's caregivers: Theresa Gray, Nicole Hartford, Melissa Gagnier and Paige Payer. They enabled Dan a quality of life otherwise not possible after his paralysis.
He had a zest for life that cannot be captured in words.
Visiting hours will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, June 5th at Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland. A service will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 6th at the funeral home. Burial will be private at Newtown Cemetery, Sudbury, MA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Charles Academy, Development Office, 800 Logee Street, Woonsocket RI 02895 or any charity of your choice
New Town Cemetery
Created by: John W. Van Dyke
Record added: Apr 10, 2011
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