COLUMBUS, OHIO — BUTCHKO – Michael, 91, Columbus, Ohio, entered the Kingdom of Heaven Monday, April 29, 2013, with family and friends by his side. Born Sept. 29, 1921, in Jerome. Preceded in death by parents, George and Mary Butchko, and sisters, Mary and Anna. Survived by wife of 60 years, Anna; sons, Michael (Cindy) Butchko and John (Karen) Butchko; grandchildren, Joe, Josh, Thomas, Daniel and Anna Butchko; brothers and sisters, George Butchko, Helen Royer, Joe (Dorothy) Butchko, Pauline Rogers, John (Jean) Butchko, Eleanor (Tony) Borzcik, Justine (Paul) Rusinko, Julia (Richard) Mills, Paul (Vicki) Butchko and Steve Butchko; and numerous other family and friends. Michael grew up in western Pennsylvania with a large, loving family. He worked in the coal mines alongside his father and brothers. Retired from Westinghouse after 30 years. Veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. An avid golfer. He enjoyed visiting Yellowstone and Glacier national parks with family and viewing the wildlife, especially his favorite, the bison. We would like to thank the caring staff at The Sanctuary at Tuttle Crossing and a special thank you to Odyssey Hospice. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Michael’s memory to St. Vincent DePaul Society of St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 434 Norton Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43228. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Jerry Spears Funeral Home with Crematory, 2693 W. Broad St., Columbus, where prayer service will be held at 4:45. Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 434 Norton Road, Columbus, Father Leo Connolly, celebrant.
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Gerald C. Hoover
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Clifford August Rummel
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Phillip Zdunczyk Sr.
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Marian F. (Hall) Abele
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BUSHWACK – Donna, 92, Loganville, Ga., passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
Eugene Strohl Cassler
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Delores Jane Debias
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Katheleen Joyce (Diviney) Gongloff
GONGLOFF – Katheleen Joye (Diviney), 81, formerly of Twin Rocks, passed away peacefully Dec. 6, 2013, at home.
Jaclyn A. Gregorich
GREGORICH – Jaclyn A., 51, Greensburg, formerly of Robinson, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Westmoreland Manor.
Andrew James Koss
KOSS – Capt. Andrew James, 33, Detroit, Mich., formerly of Woolrich, Pa., passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at his home.
LETZO – Shary G., 67, New Germany, passed away peacefully in her sleep Dec. 5, 2013, at her mother’s home in Portage.
Antoinette J. (DeSalle) Luker
LUKER – Antoinette J. “Toni” (DeSalle), 77, Bolivar, passed away Dec. 6, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Village, Indiana.
Roy G. McClure
McCLURE – Roy G., 63, Travelers Rest, S.C., died Dec. 2, 2013, at home.
Joseph C. Rubis
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Charles L. Sheets
SHEETS – Charles L., 79, Stoystown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Somerset In Touch Hospice House.
John E. Single
SINGLE – John E. “Pap,” 85, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 5, 2013.
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Lisa Jean (Anico) Bender
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