Spencer Lamont Butterfield ’68 and his wife, Mary Beth Thomas, died on October 3, 2007, at their home in Cincinnati, Ohio, from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning.
Born in Hartford, Conn., on December 21, 1945, he prepared for college at Wethersfield High School in Connecticut and became a member of Chi Psi Fraternity at Bowdoin. He attended medical school at the Free University of Brussels in Belgium from 1969 to 1971, and graduated from Albany Medical College in NewYork in 1973. He completed residencies in surgery at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Conn., and in orthopedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. He maintained an orthopedic practice in Connecticut for a number of years and then worked as a trauma doctor for more than a decade at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. He moved to Cincinnati in 2005. His marriages to Anne E. Fisk in 1970 and to Janet Butterfield ended in divorce. He remarried Mary Beth Thomas in 1992. He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer; his son, Matthew; two stepdaughters, Rebecca Thomas and Sara Pappa; two stepsons, Seth Thomas III and Michael Thomas; and two brothers, Eric Butterfield and Stephen Butterfield.