Clarence W. “Butch” Dunham, 72, passed away at his home in North Ridgeville on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, following a lengthy illness. Butch was born August 5, 1940 in Berea and has lived his entire life in North Ridgeville.
He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Elyria. Butch enjoyed watching NASCAR races, woodworking, and being a true lover of the summer months, the warm weather would find him working in his garden or on his tractor.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Judy (nee Alexander); daughter, Cheryl (Tom Morris) Dunham of Elyria; son, Daniel (Kim) Dunham of North Ridgeville; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; sisters, Geraldine (Bob) Henry of Greenville, South Carolina and Florence Klee of Coral Springs, Florida; sisters-in-law, Shirley Dunham of Avon and Arlene Dunham of North Ridgeville.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Christine Farley; parents, Raymond and Florence (nee Zelinski) Dunham; brothers, Robert and Raymond Dunham; and his sister, Eileen Weber.
Friends may call Monday, October 22, 2012 from 10:30 A.M. until the time of a 12 Noon service in the Bogner Family Funeral Home, 36625 Center Ridge Rd., N. Ridgeville. Rev. Robert Weldon will preside. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Hospice of the Western Reserve, 300 East 185th St., Cleveland, OH 44119.