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Cornelius "Butch" Cornell

Cornelius "Butch" Cornell 

Beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, "Butch," after a courageous battle with cancer, passed away Dec. 28, 2010, surrounded by his family. First and foremost a husband, father and grandfather, with 40+ years as an ironworker, Butch spent his retirement in his woodworking shop and enjoying his family.

Survived by his wife of 51 years, Ralene Christina; four children: Christine Wendy, Bruce, Jennifer and Deborah; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter, three brothers and five sisters.

On Jan. 7 at 10:15 a.m., he will be interred at Riverside National Cemetery in honor of his life and service as a Navy Seabee in Vietnam; followed by a celebration of life service at Phelan Senior Citizen Center. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his name to City of Hope.

"Big Bear Grizzly"  Published: Thursday, January 6, 2011 3:12 PM PST
Submitted by: Peggy Hooper