LCDR (Ret) Charles Clifford Butler, II, U.S. Navy, 89, of Palmyra, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, at Kadima at Campbelltown. He was born in Lebanon on Monday, Aug. 3, 1931, to the late Charles C. and Catherine (Yake) Butler.

He is survived by a brother, Bill Butler, and wife, Judy, a sister, Isabelle (Butler) Plumb, and husband, David, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Robert Butler and Larry Butler.

Charles was a retired Lieutenant Commander who served in the Korean War. He graduated from Palmyra High School in 1948 and continued his education at the University of Villanova class of 1953 with a business degree. He volunteered for many years at the Hope Lodge in Hershey and also the Hershey Med Center in the University Physicians Center. He went on to give out scholarship funds to the Palmyra High School graduates and enjoyed attending local sporting events.

Charles enjoyed spending time with family. He was an avid sports fan, specifically watching Villanova, Clemson, Cleveland Browns, and the Cleveland Indians. He was a man of faith and attended both St. Joan of Arc in Hershey and Holy Spirit in Palmyra. He also would attend religious retreats at Mount St. Mary’s in Maryland and also in Malvern, PA.

In his spare time, he enjoyed reading books and magazines at the local library. He had a passion for art and attending art exhibits. He had a smile that was contagious and he was best described as generous and humble. He was always willing to lend a helping hand either to friends, family, or any organization that needed help. He also enjoyed going for walks and eating at local restaurants. 

A funeral service will be held Friday, Jan. 29, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. at Rothermel-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 25 W. Pine St., Palmyra, PA 17078. Burial with full military honors will follow in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Family and friends are invited for viewing from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to Palmyra Area School District, Athletics Department, 1125 Park Dr., Palmyra. Condolences and memories may be shared at