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David Buterbaugh

September 30, 1954 - December 15, 2022


Obituary For David Buterbaugh

Age 68, on Thursday, December 15, 2022 of Baldwin/Whitehall.

Beloved husband of 40 years to Diane (Leise); father of Danielle (Ryan) Hatch, Dana (Christian) Schmidt and Darren (Evan) Owens-Ambrogio; proud Pap Pap of Raegan, Riley and Troy Hatch and Evelyn and Theodore Schmidt; son of Philomena and the late Dale Buterbaugh; brother of Donnalynne Quick. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins and dear friends. Dave loved his family and leisure activities. He was proud to have worked 40 plus years for Bechtel Corporation and volunteered countless hours at St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Rd., Brentwood 15227, Sunday, December 18, 2022 from 1 - 6 p.m. Funeral service Monday, December 19, 2022 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church at 11:00 a.m. Please meet at church. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 4048 Brownsville Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15227.

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  • 12/19/2022

    I knew David as a child when my son, Carl Miller, and I joined the family for Thanksgiving at my Aunt Twila Buterbaugh's house in Carnegie, PA. My deepest sympathy to the family in this loss. While I have been close to David's sister, Donnalynne., I have known little about David in his adult years. We moved to Virginia in 1957. I did see him when my son and I attended the funeral for his father whom I knew as 'Lefty' several years ago. I read with interest the obituary, learning just who David was, and learning of all the cousins I have never met. You very obviously had a super Dad and I know you will miss him greatly. May you find comfort in the memories of your life together with him on this side of Heaven and in knowing he will suffer no more pain. And, to Phil, who I admire as a Saint, my heart goes out to you at this time. You raised a fine son, husband, father and grandfather to his family. You will have many stars in your crown! A cousin in your family, Marlene Allen

  • 12/19/2022

    Diane, praying for you and your family and grieving with you. I'm going to miss a great friend, great mentor and great man, but there are many who can say that, which speaks to what a beloved guy Dave was. He unselfishly and graciously poured his heart and soul into preparing me to take over his work prior to his retirement and I've told many that he provided the best and most thorough turnover that I'd ever experienced and likely the best that's ever been done at our company. He and I really got to know and enjoy each other over the past couple of years and I was looking forward to keeping that going even in his retirement. I am so sorry that he was taken away from all of us so soon. May you and your family find comfort and encouragement in our Lord.

  • 12/17/2022

    Condolences to Dave's family. I had the pleasure of working with Dave at BPMI in the Refueling Activity for many years. Dave was an exceptional engineer with keen insight and the ability to solve complex problems. Dave was more than a co-worker, he was a great friend and I will miss him.

  • 12/16/2022

    All the best to Dave’s family. Anne and I had relocated to the Philly area after retiring in 2016 and one of our mutual friends passed on this news yesterday. I remember Dave welcoming me to the Pumps Activity as my manager and trying to provide insight on expectations. I also recall Dave being a fierce racquetball player and dreading to play him in one of our Activity get togethers.. Dave was always honest, fair, laid back, and a good friend. We are going to miss him. Take care and stay safe. Scott Lail

  • 12/15/2022

    Darren - I'm so sorry that your dad died. I'm glad he got to experience the joy of seeing his son get married and that you have Evan to comfort you in your grief. I am thinking of you and your family. Love, Margo