Ocean City Today

Alexander “Sandy” Butchart

Jul 06, 2017
Alexander “Sandy” Butchart

printed 07/07/2017

Berlin/Ocean Pines

Alexander “Sandy” Butchart, born May 29, 1932, age 85, died Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Harrison House Senior Living in Snow Hill, Maryland after a short illness.

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, he was the son of the late Alexander Butchart and Sarah Gilbert Butchart. He attended The James Gillespie School for Boys, Brae Muir HS and Edinburgh University.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Nancy Faye (Sigmon) Butchart, of Rockville/Ocean Pines, Maryland; devoted daughter, Robin Faye Butchart-Hackley (James) of Walkersville, Maryland; three adoring granddaughters; Joy Robin McClure (Andrew) of Rockville, Maryland, Christine Faye Paugh (Darren) of Brunswick, Maryland and Valerie Queen-Biser (Eric) of Thurmont, Maryland; and five wonderful great-grandchildren, Michael Alexander, Makayla and Makenzie McClure, Alexandra Faye (Lexi) Paugh and Brayden Biser.

“Sandy” played professional soccer in Scotland for “The Hearts of Midlothian” and was selected to play goalkeeper in the World Cup for Scotland in 1950. He emigrated to the US in 1953, sponsored by his late cousin, Margaret LeGrande, and her late husband, Gordon. He was a civil engineer for the city of Rockville, Maryland for 30 years, retiring in 1989.

He was an avid golfer, attaining “two-holes in one” at Montgomery CC, Laytonsville, Maryland and Ocean Pines CC. He served in the US Army, as a sergeant for six years.

“Sandy” is also survived by his beloved cousin, Carolyn Gregory and husband, Rick, of Cheltenham, Maryland.

He was predeceased by his loving sister-in-law, Joan Sigmon Bruenecke, and brother-in-law, Fred H. Sigmon, Jr.

“Sandy” managed, coached and played for Rockville United Soccer Club for many years in the 70s, was treasurer of the MLS major league soccer in Washington, D.C., Maryland Virginia.

He loved to travel, visiting Europe, UK many times, and his favorite of all spots, was Hawaii, which he visited with Nancy more than 30 times and they always looked forward to spending time with their friend, Linda.

He will be remembered for his generosity to all and his Scottish wit and telling funny stories. He proudly built two of their homes, including the home he and Nancy resided in, in Ocean Pines. He will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

A memorial service will take place later at a veteran’s cemetery in Maryland or Fort Lincoln Cemetery in Brentwood, Maryland.

In lieu of flowers, contributions, if one wishes, may be made to his favorite charity The Wounded Warrior Project at woundedwarriorsproject.org.

The family would like to thank all the wonderful, caring people providing his care, during his time of need, especially the staff at Harrison House in Snow Hill, Maryland.

Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family at burbage@burbagefuneralhome.com.

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