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Harold Buttrum, MD, FAAEM: 1925-2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Harold Buttrum, MD, FAAEM
November 26, 1925- January 27, 2016


Harold E. Buttram, M.D., 90, of Blooming Glen, PA, died Wed. Jan. 27, 2016. He was the loving husband of Virginia (Mars) Buttram for 64 years. Born in Oklahoma City, he was the fifth child of Frank and Merle (Newby) Buttram. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corp during the Korean War. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at El Paso and received his M.D. Degree from the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine. After internship and residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX, he practiced family medicine in Richardson, TX and Partales, NM before moving to Quakertown, PA in 1970.

He was a Fellow American Academy of Environmental Medicine and authored many papers and books. Harold was a history buff, loved classical music, hiking, mountain climbing and water skiing. He continued in active practice well into his eighties. Upon his retirement in 2008 he was awarded the PA Medical Society Plaque for fifty years of faithful medical service.

Surviving are his wife and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Sat. Feb. 6th at 2:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church of Perk-asie, 501 Market St., Perkasie, where he was a member. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the First United Methodist Church of Perkasie, 501 Market St., Perkasie, PA 18944 or to Beverly Hall Corporation, P.O. Box 220, Quakertown, PA 18951. Jeffrey A. Naugle Funeral & Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements. www.janauglefcs.com

Published in The Oklahoman on Feb. 3, 2016

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