Ronald A. Butez

Ronald A. Butez

Ronald A. Butez, age 79, of Johnstown, passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Amsterdam, with his loving family by his side.

He was born October 6, 1938, in Johnstown, the son of the late Nicholas and Edith VanEvera Butez.

Mr. Butez honorably served his country in the U.S. Air Force. Ronald was a self-employed antique dealer. He was of the Lutheran faith, a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Johnstown.

Survivors include his daughter, Cheryl (Timothy) Canary of Gloversville; two grandchildren, Branden Crews and Ashley Warner; four stepgrandchildren, Amanda, Cordell, Abigail and Emily; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Butez was predeceased by his wife, Anna L. Calhoun Butez, whom he married on April 9, 1982, and she passed on October 10, 2015.

A graveside service with military honors will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 13, 2017, at the Johnstown Cemetery with the Rev. David Almleaf officiating.

Contributions in Ronald’s memory may be made to the James A. Brennan Memorial Humane Society, 437 Nine Mile Tree Road, Gloversville, New York 12078.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, 1 N. Melcher Street, Johnstown.

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