Durward “Butch” Charles Tolleson, 78, entered eternal rest on Thursday (April 12, 2018) at Rochester General Hospital.
Family will greet friends Saturday (April 21) from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Norman L. Waterman Funeral Home, Inc., 124 W. Miller St, Newark when Military Honors will be observed.
In memory of “Butch”, in lieu of flowers please consider donations to the American Legion, 1346 State Route 96, Phelps, NY 14532.
Durward was born the son of the late Orlong and Gertrude (Donaldson) Tolleson on Tuesday (March 19, 1940) in Rockville Centre, N.Y. He was a member of the American Legion in Phelps and had served as past commander, and with the Color Guard. Butch was a member of the First United Methodist of Newark and the Newark Mason Lodge Post #83 F. & A.M. He had also served as Scout Master for the Boy Scouts, troop 138. Butch enjoyed working in his yard (three acres), gardening and hunting. He was very handy with wood working.
The funeral home proudly flies the Navy Flag in honor of Butch’s service to our country.
Butch will be remembered by his wife, Pauline (Parrett) Tolleson; sons Thomas Tolleson, James Tolleson Sr and Richard Tolleson and his fiancée Donna Lambe; daughter, Cindi Stauring; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Teena (Tony) Griggs; many nieces and nephews; special friend, Linda VanCleef.
Butch was predeceased by his brother, Thomas E Tolleson; and sister, Nancy.