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Edward Richard Butler

November 28, 1948 — March 1, 2024

Capitol Heights

On March 1st, 2024, Edward Richard Butler, who mostly went by Richard, passed away at the age of 75. Richard, a beloved husband, father, and esteemed member of the community, was born on November 28th, 1948, in Washington, DC to Mabel Butler. 

 Proud of his native Washingtonian heritage; Richard was educated in the Washington, DC public school system. He received an undergraduate degree from University of the District of Columbia. Richard loved music and dancing. Dressed in his stylish flair; he would be the first person on the dance floor and the last person off. When he wasn’t dancing you could find Richard telling a story about the DC he saw growing up. Telling all about what he experienced throughout his life, from running around Anacostia to the city’s nightlife during the 1970’s. Richard was a storyteller and seemed to know everything about the city and everyone living in it. 

 Richard loved films and television shows, especially those he grew up on like Westerns, Mysteries, and Science Fiction. He could repeatedly watch Western movie as if he had never seen them before. Richard will be remembered for his dedication to his family, his strong work ethic, and his passion for life, music, movies, and comic books. His legacy extends beyond his immediate family, touching the lives of all who knew him. 

 Richard loved to take care of his home and family. Richard is survived by his loving wife, Lynn Gross-Butler, with whom he shared many years of cherished memories and unwavering love. He is also survived by his two children, a son, Julian, and a daughter, Diamond, whose lives he enriched with his love, wisdom, and guidance.

 Richard’s life left an indelible mark on the world. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him. May he rest in peace; reunited with family and friends who have transitioned before him.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024

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