Butch Macy

Butch Macy doing one of the things he loved best.

Outdoorsman Calvin “Butch” Macy died at age 65. 

He suffered a medical emergency while on a 12-day cruise along the Russia’s Volga River with his wife Carolyn and two other couples. All six were friends since college.

Macy was born on Dec. 6, 1952, and died July 8. His work in the vocational training programs at Long Beach City College was legendary, including the innovative use of alternative fuels for the automotive industry. The training programs he developed educated a generation of “MacGyvers,” tradesmen who had problem-solving skills.

He enjoyed cruising on his powerboat, “Final Exam,” diving in exotic locations and sailing locally. A special tribute to him was made at last night’s Wet Wednesday burger bash.

In addition to his wife, Macy is survived by his sons: Chris (Amanda), Carey (April) and granddaughters Harper, Beckett and Austen. Macy served his community as a cubmaster, and assistant scoutmaster.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in his honor to www.longbeachbsa.org/support-scouting/tribute-memorial-gifts.

—Jo Murray

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