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.