The Rev. Carl L Buterbaugh, 92, of Waynesboro, PA, died Saturday, November 11, 2023 at Quincy Village.
He was born May 23, 1931 in McConnellsburg (Fulton Co.), PA, the son of William and Nettie Marie (Snyder) Buterbaugh.
He was the devoted husband of Nancy (Johnston), who survives him. They were married in Cito (McConnellsburg), PA, on June 20, 1953, and celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary this year.
Carl was a 1949 graduate of McConnellsburg High School. He continued his education at Lycoming College (A.B. 1943), and at Westminster Theological Seminary, where he earned his Master of Sacred Theology degree (1954).
A genuinely humble servant, Rev. Buterbaugh began his career as a licensed minister in 1950, and was ordained into the Christian ministry in 1954. He served in active ministry for forty-one years, having served Central Pennsylvania Conference United Methodist churches in Millville, Montandon (a three-church charge), Lewistown (Yeagertown & Rhodes Memorial), Northumberland (Christ), Waynesboro (Christ), and Duncansville (Hicks Memorial).
Following his retirement in 1993, Carl and Nancy returned to Waynesboro, where he held several interim pastorates in the local region over a number of years. He also served his community for several years as a volunteer courier for the Waynesboro Hospital.
He was preceded in death by his parents and all of his siblings: brothers, Lawrence, Melvin, William, and John; and sisters, Frances Tolbert, and Caroline Greenfieldt.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by their two sons, Richard (Kari) of Fairfield, and Michael (Carla) of Shillington; six grandchildren, Angel (Eric), Brian (Julie), Katee, Hunter (Briana), Brandon, and Forrest; and six great-grandchildren, Evan, Liam, Reagan, Millianna, Miya & Madison. They will all dearly miss “Pappy.”
The family wishes to thank all those who have shared their support and care, including a multitude of extended family, friends, and neighbors, along with the greatest set of in-laws one could imagine.
A public Celebration of Life service will be arranged for a future date.
Private burial will be held at the discretion of the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a contribution in memory of Carl to Christ United Methodist Church, 100 S. Church St., Waynesboro, PA 17268, or to Cito United Methodist Church, 3746 Cito Rd., McConnellsburg, PA 17233.
Arrangements are being handled under the care of Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com.