Don Butterfield, acclaimed tuba player, dies at 83 – Examiner.com

Don Butterfield, acclaimed tuba player, dies at 83 – Examiner.com

The Associated Press
Nov 29, 2006 1:32 PM (1 day ago)
Current rank: # 1,580 of 8,566 articles

CLIFTON, N.J. – Don Butterfield, a renowned tuba player who began playing the instrument because his high school band in Centralia, Wash., was out of trumpets, has died. He was 83.

Butterfield, of Clifton, died Monday of an illness related to a stroke he had suffered about a year before, his wife, Alice Butterfield, said Wednesday.

So sorry to hear this. Don was my mentor. We studied and worked together in 1969 and 1970.

So many memories.

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