(From Wellsville Daily Reporter; February 23, 1970 [Submitted by Don Adams])


Commander Ralph Button

PT. MUGU, CALIF.—Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. for Cmdr. Ralph L. Button of the Naval Air Station here.

Cmdr. Button died when his F8H Crusader Jet crashed into the ocean 23 miles west of here on Friday (Feb. 20).

Surviving with his widow, Diane, are two sons, Jeffrey and Stephen, at home, his father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Button, 74 Milton St., Belmont, a sister, Mrs. Paula Jean O’Hare, Romulus, and a brother, Daniel, Westboro, Mass.