Donald “Wade” Butts of Chambersburg, PA, formally of Frederick, MD died October 17, 2022.
He was the beloved husband of Kathleen J. Butts who he married in 1984.
Born April 29, 1945 in Middletown, MD. He was the son of the late Charles Edward Butts and
Helen Marie Butts.
Wade was retired from Montgomery County Public Schools as a painter. He was a lifetime
member of Middletown Amvets Post 9. In his younger years he was a volunteer member of
Middletown Volunteer Fire Company. He served in Vietnam with the United States Army and
was a member of the Army Reserves.
Besides his wife Kathy, Wade is survived by his daughter,Jennifer L. Wetzel and special Son-in-
law Darrell of Woodsboro, Step grandchildren Maria Wetzel McCarthy (Steve) and Darrell
Wetzel Jr. (Kelly) and Step Great- Grandchildren Shawn Vincon, FCSN Zander Wetzel and Ryker
Wetzel, sisters Barbara Cramer of Hagerstown and Carol Lewis (Bob) of Hagerstown, Mother-
in-law Maurine Steel, Brothers-in-law Samuel Steel (Debra), Allan Steel (Kim), John “Wesley”
Steel, Todd Steel and Christopher Steel (Lisa) as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and
He was preceded in death by Father-in-law Samuel Steel and Brother-in-law Richard Cramer.
The family would like to thank Dr. Syed Haque for the great care and friendship he gave to
Wade through his illness.
The family will receive friends from 11:00 until the time of the service at 12:00 Noon on Saturday,
October 22, 2022, at Clopper-Michael Post #10 Boonsboro American Legion , 710 North Main
Street, Boonsboro, MD 21713 with Gary Hooper officiating. Interment will be at a later date at
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Middletown Volunteer Fire
Company, PO BOX 322, Middletown, MD 21769