Eric Butterworth

Early Years/Family

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Eric Butterworth poses with his wife, Myrtle Catherine Jones Butterworth, and their son, Eric Butterworth.

Early Years/Family

Wilfred Eric Butterworth was born on September 12, 1916, in Winnipeg, Canada and raised in California. Eric attended California State University at Fresno and graduated with a music degree from Capital University in Ohio. During World War II, he served as a chaplain and a lieutenant in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. He was married for 30 years to Myrtle Catherine Jones and together they had three sons. In 1972, Eric married Olga Bacco who worked side by side with him in his ministry.

Catherine, Eric, and Tom Butterworth in Pittsburgh Photograph, 1949


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