Barbara T. Butler
In loving memory of Barbara Thomas Butler, born on November 12, 1929, to parents Esther and Ralph Butler. She was the cherished middle child among her siblings Ralph and Richard. A devoted wife to the late George Andrews Butler, retired Chairman of First Pennsylvania Bank, she was a longstanding member of Manufactures Country Club in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania and Audubon Country Club in Naples, Florida.
Dedicating her life to family, she leaves behind the legacy of 4 children: Lynn Butler Strange and husband David Strange of Beaufort, South Carolina, William Eckel Butler and wife Ellen Paugh Butler of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Thomas Stuart Butler and wife Lisa Van Blarcom Butler of Blue Bell, PA, and Pamela Susan Butler of Fort Lauderdale, FL. Barbara was the very proud grandmother of 9 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. Residing at The Hill at Whitemarsh, she was an active resident, loving her time as a Volunteer in the Treasure Chest. She could often be found at the “ladies table” in the Grille, playing mahjong and Wii bowling, or just about any game she was asked to join. Barbara had a fun-loving spirit and truly enjoyed a good chuckle with the staff whom she adored!
Barbara and George raised their family in Maple Glen where they founded Maple Manor Swim Club and most loved watching their children compete in countless swimming meets and often volunteered as judges of the diving competition. Barbara was a dedicated member of the Women’s Auxiliary Board at Abington Hospital. She was also a devoted member of Chestnut Hill Presbyterian Church.
With a passion for golf, Barbara was an active member of the women’s golf teams wherever she played. Barbara, often referred to on the golf course as “RDM” (Right Down the Middle) by her grandchildren, achieved the remarkable feat of four holes in one. Barbara was also affectionately called, “Grammy on the GO” due to her belief that staying active, moving, socializing with friends and enjoying a cold glass of Simi Chardonnay was the truth to her longevity! On her 94th birthday, November 12, 2023, she peacefully departed, surrounded by the love of her family. May her memory be a source of comfort and inspiration to all who knew her.
Relatives and friends are invited to Barbara’s memorial service Thursday 11/16, 1pm at The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, 8855 Germantown Avenue. A reception will follow at 2:15 pm at The Hill at Whitemarsh, Hawk Ridge, 4000 Fox Hound Drive, Lafayette Hill.
In Lieu of flowers, contributions in Barbara’s memory may be sent to the Guillain Barre Foundation at: