Thomas J. Butler ’58 died December 8, 2008, in Port Saint Lucie, Florida.
He was born in Boston June 1, 1935, and prepared for college at Dorchester High School in Boston. He attended Bowdoin from 1954 to 1955 as a member of Sigma Nu fraternity, but left to join the Army in 1956. He served as a tank crewman in the 11th Armored Cavalry regiment, and was stationed for a time in Germany. After his discharge, he worked in retail and marketing, mostly in New England, as assistant to the president of the Nickerson Companies, and in positions at Plywood Ranch, Linsley Lumber Co., Arlan’s Department Stores, Mammoth Mart, Zayre Corp., Star Market, and Morse Shoe Co.