James E. Butler, Sr., (JB) age, 77 of West Leisenring, Pa., passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, August 24, 2021.
Jim was born January 23, 1944 in Uniontown, Pa., a son of Harry and Mary Jane (Hidock) Butler.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Harry Jr. and John, Sisters; Ella, Josephine, Betty, Dorothy, and Mary.
Jim leaves behind his loving wife of 54 years, Judy (Newcomer) Butler, sons, James Butler Jr. and wife Debbie of West Leisenring, Daniel Butler and wife Jodi of Uniontown, Nephew James Ferrari and wife Annette of New Salem
James Family and his wife were his greatest loves. He leaves behind 10 grandchildren who he adored and called him Pappy, Theresa, Matthew, Sarah, Jeffrey and Jenna Butler, Drew McGettigan, Hayley and Alex Gass, Tyler Ferrari and Wally Kitta, one great grandson Daxton McGettigan and several nieces and nephews. And he also loved his fur grandbabies.
JB or Pappy as he was known to everyone was happiest when surrounded by family and watching sports with his sons.
Jim served his Country with The United States Marine Corps. and was an Honorary member of approximately 60 years with the North Union Volunteer Fire Department, Station #44. JB loved being a firefighter and developed many long lasting friendships, he loved collecting fire memorabilia, He was an avid.
softball player with Lemont and was a 1963 graduate of North Union High School and worked for US Steel, later retired from Wal Mart.
Friends will be received in the Terravecchia-Haky Home for Funerals, Inc., 71 Pennsylvania Ave., Uniontown, Pa., on Sunday August 29, 2021 from 2-4 & 6-9 p.m., and on Monday August 30, 2021 from 10-11 a.m., the hour of service with Pastor Aleda Menchyk officiating.
Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.
A fireman’s memorial service will be accorded at the funeral home on Sunday at 7 PM.
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