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Edward Butcher, Jr.

April 3, 1936 - August 3, 2015

Burial Date August 3, 2015

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Edward Butcher, Jr., age 79, of Taylor, died Monday morning at Geisinger Community Center in Scranton. He is survived by his beloved wife and best friend, Lorraine Zack Butcher. Wed on June 15, 1963, the couple were married for 52 years.
Born in the Minooka section of Scranton on April 3, 1936 and raised in Taylor, son of the late Edward, Sr., and Jane Ellen Gallagher Butcher, he was a 1954 graduate of the former Taylor High School. He retired in 1999 after working 43 years as a journeyman mailer for Haddon Craftsman in Scranton. A member of the Navy Reserve, he was also a proud member of the Acacia Lodge #579, Free and Accepted Masons. A talented drummer, he played with several local bands. He also enjoyed Saturday evening polkas, and watching P.S.U. Nittany Lions football and New York Yankees baseball. He also enjoyed taking vacation with his “kids.” Passing away Monday unexpectedly, he will be forever missed by his loved ones.
He is survived by his loving son, Edward Butcher, III, and wife Tammy of Clarks Green; his sister, Jane Ellen Hurchick and husband Ted of Scranton; numerous brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services are scheduled to begin on Friday at 9:45AM from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge, with a 10:30AM Mass of Christian Burial at Divine Mercy Parish, 312 Davis Street, Scranton, to be celebrated by Rev. Francis Pauselli, Pastor. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Old Forge.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Thursday between 4-7:00PM at the funeral home. Members of Acacia Lodge #579, Free and Accepted Masons, will conduct services at 6:30PM. Please visit the funeral home’s website for directions or to leave an online condolence.