Robert L. Butler

Robert L. "Ribbs" Butler, 84, of 832 Interstate Parkway, Bradford, went to be with his Lord, Monday, January 9, 2017, at The Pavilion at BRMC surrounded by his loving family.

Born December 3, 1932, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Thomas Butler and Edna (Reynolds) Butler-Everitt.

On February 20, 1954, at St. Bernard Church, he married Beverly L (Yonker) Butler who survives.

Mr. Butler was a 1953 graduate of St. Bernard High School. He had been employed with Bell Telephone as an installer, and retired after 42 years of service.

Bob was a member of St. Bernard Church, the Bell Pioneer's, and Communication Workers of America.

Mr. Butler enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and going to his families sporting events. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to his wife Beverly of 62 years are two daughters, Teresa (Wayne) Cawley, of Bradford, and Karen (Steve) Disney, of Lewis Run, three sons, Tim (Gail Terry) Butler, and Doug (Ginny) Butler, all of Bradford, and Chris (Marcey) Butler of Edgewood, MD, 16 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and, several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one great granddaughter Charlie Butler. three sisters, Marie Wood, Jeanne Martin, and Rita Mongar, two brothers, Jack Butler and Joe Butler.

Family will be receiving friends on Thursday, January 12, 2017, from 2 to 4pm & 6 to 8pm in the  Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 372 East Main Street, where a prayer service will be held at 10:30am, Friday, January 13, 2017, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am in St. Bernard Church,  with Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor as Celebrant. Committal services and burial will be in St Bernard Mausoleum.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Bernard Church Building Fund or a charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

 

HOLLENBECK-CAHILL Funeral Home

33 South Avenue • Bradford, PA 16701

All Condolences -

I was so sorry to hear of your loss, Mr. Butler was a wonderful, kind man, and it was a pleasure to know him. My sincere sympathies to all of you.
— Susan Carletta

Our condolences to the Butler family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this difficult time.
— Frank & Judy Autieri

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
— Todd Burgess

OK I can finally admit it now. I was the one who ran over the shrubs in 1978 (or so). Rib’s knew it all along but still treated me like a brother. His smiling face in the picture above choked me up a bit. Hmmmm after more thought, I think Chris ran over the shrub. There was damage on his Cuda. Miss all you Butler’s. My most sincere sympathies.
— Rick Rovito

My sincerest condolences to the Butler family. Bob was a wonderful personality with a great sense of humor. RIP Bob.
— Mike Bond

We love you Uncle Bob (Ribs). I remember when my wife, Diana first met the Butler family about 40 years ago. Everyone was sitting around the dining room table. You put her on a stool and told her to say something. When she did, everyone laughed because of her southern accent. I wasn't able to visit much but had a good time when I did get to see everyone there. I am glad I was able to bring my mom about a year ago to see you and her sister Aunt Bev. Now you and my Dad can hang out. Tell him we Love him.
— Rick & Diana Larson

Uncle Bob "Ribs" I will miss you and your funny ways i"ve never met anyone like you in my life. Rest in peace with all our love the Emmett family
— Patrick Emmett

My sympathy to all the family. Love and hugs
— Joni White

To Terri and the rest of family.sorry for your loss. I know what it's like to lose someone like your dad but know that he's in heaven with my mom and dad.
— Tina stoddard

My condolences to the butler family I have many many fond memories of ribs such as family outings fishing so many other events he sure loved having the grandkids around him as much as possible he loved with his whole heart ?? heaven gained a angel for sure and now the family has a special guardian angel to protect them my heart goes out to you all and I will keep you in my prayers
— Tammy Imperial

Karen, ( and Steve) So very sorry for your loss, may god be with you during this most difficult time. Prayers for your family.
— Cindy Hatch

Words cannot express the sorrow that Judy & I feel for your loss. Ribbs was one of a kind and will be deeply missed by us. He was a man that I was glad to call a friend.
— Kevin & Judy Fox

My condolences to the butler family I have many many fond memories of ribs such as family outings fishing so many other events he sure loved having the grandkids around him as much as possible he loved with his whole heart ?? heaven gained a angel for sure and now the family has a special guardian angel to protect them my heart goes out to you all and I will keep you in my prayers
— Tammy Imperial

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family at this difficult time. you are all in our prayers.
— Dave and Patty Vecellio

Bev, I am sorry for your loss. I wish I could be there with you but I will be there in spirit. I miss and love you. Your sister Janice (I typed what mommy said)
— Janice Larson

Mr. Butler always had a smile on his a face and a hug whenever he saw you. He was such a wonderful, caring man and will be missed. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
— Diane Van Houtte Wingold

Bev, I am sorry for your loss. Wish I could be there with you but I will be in spirit. I love you and miss you. Your sister Janice (I typed this but these are mommy's words)
— Janice Larson

Rest in peace,Bob. My heart goes out to the family.
— Gary Colley

I was saddened to hear of Uncle Bobs passing. I am praying for the family. I have some wonderful memories of Uncle Bob. He truly was a great man. Rest in peace Uncle Bob.
— Shelly Leone

Bob was one of the nicest men I know. We go back to when he was working at Bell Telephone, and would come in my office at UPB. I always loved talking with him. He and Bev made my day when we stopped to chat on the McDowell Trail. Your family is in my prayers. RIP Bob.
— Suzanne Dittman

Dear Bev and family I was sad to see that Bob passed. I remember all the good times when we lived at 838 Interstate Parkway. Our kids had a good time together along with the Stoddard kids. The good old days are long gone but we have great memories. Know I will have you in my prayers. (Judy Frantz) and the Frantz kids
— JUDY KEENAN

Uncle Bob "Ribs" was a one of a kind uncle that will be greatly missed by many. I have to say he was my favorite, he knew how to light up a room and make people smile. My deepest sympathy to Aunt Bev and all of my cousins. Love you all and my Uncle Bob rest in peace.
— Laurie Gillis

Uncle Bob, as us kids called him, was always such a funny man. I knew him as a man who was constantly kidding around with you, telling jokes, I never knew if he was being serious or not. However, he had a long, strong marriage, had 5 amazing children, who are my cousins and had many grandchildren. What a life you have led Uncle Bob!! My sympathy goes out to you Aunt Bev for your loss. Also, to all my cousins...believe me I feel your loss of your father as mine passed so recently. I pray God gives you comfort at this time, that you feel His nearness to your heart. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.
— Leanne Larson

I'm so sorry to hear about Uncle Bob. He always had something funny to say and I was so glad to have him as an uncle. I will miss you, Uncle Bob. I'll be praying for you all!
— Dawn Dankowski

The world lost an amazing guy today words can't begin to express my condolences to the Butler family. You are all in my prayers.
— Julie Newman

Condolences

  • I was so sorry to hear of your loss, Mr. Butler was a wonderful, kind man, and it was a pleasure to know him. My sincere sympathies to all of you.

    — Susan Carletta
  • Our condolences to the Butler family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this difficult time.

    — Frank & Judy Autieri
  • My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

    — Todd Burgess
  • OK I can finally admit it now. I was the one who ran over the shrubs in 1978 (or so). Rib’s knew it all along but still treated me like a brother. His smiling face in the picture above choked me up a bit. Hmmmm after more thought, I think Chris ran over the shrub. There was damage on his Cuda. Miss all you Butler’s. My most sincere sympathies.

    — Rick Rovito
  • My sincerest condolences to the Butler family. Bob was a wonderful personality with a great sense of humor. RIP Bob.

    — Mike Bond