Gerald J. (Jerry) Butler, 81, of Pittston, passed unexpectedly at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia with his loving family by his side.
Born in Pittston on June 15, 1942, Jerry was the son of the late Gerald and Grace Chiumento Butler. Jerry graduated from Jenkins Township High School and proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps Reserves. Jerry was a member of the Jenkins Twp. Volunteer Fire Department and for many years he coached and was involved with the Jenkins Twp. Little League and Teeners League baseball. He retired after working 38 faithful years at Techneglas, and for nearly the last 20 years he was employed at Sabatelle’s Market, Main Street Pittston, where he was well known through out the greater Pittston area and made countless friends that became like extended family to him.
His greatest love was that of his family, his wife and children and most importantly his grandchildren Nicholas and Morgan, they were truly the light of his life and he set the example of being an excellent grandfather. Jerry Butler was a true gentleman, greeting everyone with a firm handshake and a kind word, it was an honor to have known Jerry because he made you feel like it was his honor to know you. The impact that Jerry had on people, family and strangers alike, will be fondly remembered for many years to come.
In addition to his parents he was proceeded in death by his brother Charles Butler and sister Geraldine Insalaco and her husband Carmen and infant sister Sarah Ann.
Jerry will be lovingly missed by his wife of 59 years Joan Dougher Butler, son Jerry Butler, Pittston, daughter Lori Peters and her husband Thomas, West Chester, PA and his pride and joy his grandchildren, Nicholas and Morgan Peters. He is also survived by his brothers in law, Joseph Dougher, Olyphant and Paul Dougher, Norwich, NY. Also surviving; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.
Jerry enjoyed watching Notre Dame and Penn State Football and never missed an opportunity to attend his grandchildren’s events. Additionally, he enjoyed making homemade wine, eating a good meal and playing cards with his friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Prescription Assistance Program, 382 Pierce St. Kingston, Pa 18704 or St. John The Evangelist Church, Pittston, Pa 18640.
The family will receive friends and relatives Friday October 20, 2023 from 4-7pm at Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC 251 William Street, Pittston. The funeral mass will be held Saturday October 21, 2023 at 9:30am in St. John the Evangelist Church 35 William Street, Pittston, those wishing to attend are asked to go directly to church.