Richard Stephen Butter, 81, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Born in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania to Stephen and Martha Butter, he moved to Elizabeth, New Jersey at the age of 13. He worked as a Manager at Airco/BOC Gases for over 40 years where he retired. Richard was a longstanding member of the Knights of Columbus Councils #3197 and #253 and the Crestlin Boys, an Italian American Club in the Peterstown section of Elizabeth.
Richard enjoyed playing cards with the boys, bowling, the casinos and planning bus trips for family and friends.
Richard is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary [McAuliffe] Butter; brother Chris Turano; sons, Richard S. Butter, Jr. and his wife, Melfi, Mark E. Butter, Brian J. Butter and his wife Catherine, Matthew W. Butter and his wife Jeanie; grandchildren Jennifer, Samantha, Kayla, Jake, Kennedy, Victoria, Matthew Jr., and Nicholas, great grandson Logan, as well as many loving friends.
Visiting Sunday, 3:00-8:00 pm.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral on Monday, August 14, 2017 9:00 am at Krowicki McCracken Funeral Home, 2124 E St. George Ave Linden, NJ 07036, (908)352-9190. Funeral mass St. Genevieve RC Church, Elizabeth 10:00 am. Entombment St. Gertrude Cemetery Mausoleum, Colonia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
August 13, 2017
3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Krowicki McCracken Funeral Home
2124 East Saint George Ave.
Linden, NJ 07036
August 14, 2017
St. Genevieve RC Church
200 Monmouth Road
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
St. Gertrude Cemetery
53 Inman Avenue
Colonia, NJ 07067