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John P. Butler

October 5, 1965 ~ August 2, 2017 (age 51)
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Message from Dave Steele
August 4, 2017 4:51 PM

I am at a loss to hear about John's passing. It was a great honor to have been able to call him a friend. I am glad we had gotten back in touch the past couple of years, he will be missed.
Message from Craig Forte
August 4, 2017 4:51 PM

My deepest condolences to the family and friends of John.
I was an acquaintance of John through mutual friends at the beach.
Although we were not close friends, whenever I saw him, I never felt like a stranger: he had a genuine interest in people and how they were doing.
I always appreciated that about John and I am glad I got to see him (by chance) on the boardwalk in Rehoboth around Christmas this past year.
Rest In Peace, John.
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A candle was lit by Dave Steele on August 4, 2017 4:52 PM
Message from Sandy and Will Camacho
August 4, 2017 4:56 PM

We are blessed to have had John be in our lives he was so funny and had a gift of making you smile and laugh he was an amazing soul and gentle spirit he will live in our hearts forever
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A candle was lit by Dawn on August 4, 2017 4:59 PM
Message from Dawn
August 4, 2017 5:03 PM

Our hearts are broken for John's family. I know what an amazing friendship he shared with my brother who feels so lost right now. John was a caring, kind and loving soul that will not be soon forgotten. He loved you all so much. He was always so good to our family. That can never be repaid.
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A candle was lit by Joy on August 4, 2017 5:20 PM
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A BALANCE EASEL SPRAY was sent on August 4, 2017

Our Heartfelt Condolences of a Sweet Life being taken too soon! John John your funny, thoughtful and caring spirit will be missed ever so much. We will always love you, Cousins Forever, Lisa, Ray, Kyle & Laura

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A candle was lit by Lisa Kurecz-Fredricks on August 4, 2017 5:35 PM
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A candle was lit by Carol Chrzanowski on August 4, 2017 6:16 PM
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A SHADES OF ELEGANCE was sent on August 4, 2017

Message from Tom DiAmicis
August 4, 2017 7:05 PM

John,
I never met you, but I know someone who does & let me say, he is all broken up. He will need alot of time, to rebound. I hope some how you find peace, and send some Jerry's way. ⛅
Message from Jimmy Bucher
August 4, 2017 7:32 PM

John you will be missed. Your big heart and friendly smile will live on.
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A candle was lit by Anne & Patrick on August 4, 2017 7:39 PM
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A candle was lit by Mitch on August 4, 2017 7:51 PM
Message from Tori (Kent) Graffam
August 4, 2017 8:18 PM

John was one of the most beautiful souls I will likely to have been blessed to ever know on this earth! I am so saddened to learn of his passing, but also know how he will continue to bless others as he starts a new journey. God bless the Butler family and his many friends who will forever miss his presence here on earth but look forward to seeing him again. My thoughts and prayers to all!!

Message from Harbeson DE
August 4, 2017 8:24 PM

Sending my heartfelt sympathy's to John's parents and his family.
John will be sorely missed by all of us in Rehoboth Beach De
Message from Darlene Cioffi
August 4, 2017 8:24 PM

My prayers are with you during this time. I worked with John at Citibank. He is a special person who was always able to bring a smile to the team. There was never a dull moment while John was around. May God give you His Grace during the upcoming days.
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A candle was lit by With love - Geri and Barry Hummel on August 4, 2017 8:50 PM
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A candle was lit by Sue Boyer on August 4, 2017 9:08 PM
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A candle was lit by Kristin vitello on August 4, 2017 9:39 PM
Message from Diana Konin
August 4, 2017 9:57 PM

To John & Diane Buttler and their daughter Michelle I didn't know John very long but he was a great person he had a heart the size of Texas. He inspired everyone who crossed his path. He support and encouraged me as I went down the path of Breast Cancer (now four year cancer free) and anytime I was going through a struggle. John always had time for his friends. He was very well respected in our neighborhood and community. I will miss him more than the words in my heart can say. I have prayed that God will give all who loved and will miss him a comfort and peace that passath all understanding. I know we are all in shock and struggling to understand but I know John lived his Lord with all his heart and always would say all things good or bad happen for a reason. John isno longer in pain he no longer suffers but now has a perfect pain free body and is inarms of the Lord he lived so much. Time will.pass but our live for John will forever go on.y deepest sympathy to his family and friends. I will never forget John and his kind gentle spirit. May he forever rest in peace
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A candle was lit by Maria A Cruz on August 5, 2017 12:37 AM
Message from Kelly Crowe Goodman
August 5, 2017 9:38 AM

John was just a bright light of love and acceptance. Just a great. Funny, warm, loving guy which is so rare anymore. I ll miss our late night chats on FB. You were one of a kind . Lots of broken hearts..Prayers to your family and friends.
Message from Gary Pearcy and Laurie Reffuge Pearcy
August 5, 2017 10:21 AM

To John's parents, sister Michelle and his many friends - our deepest and sincerest sympathies. We were connected to John through other friends and family and were lucky to spend some time with him at the beach two years ago. He was a kind, funny and obviously compassionate person. He spoke so lovingly of his family. May your memories, your faith and God's love envelope you in your time of mourning.

Gary & Laurie Pearcy
Minneapolis, MN
Message from Kay Fusco
August 5, 2017 11:08 AM

Diane and John,
Our sincere condolences in the loss of your son. May the many happy memories you made as a family, help you through this difficult time.
Sending prayers to the two of you as well as your daughter and family.
Sincerely and with our love,
Kay and Joe Fusco
Naples, FL
Message from Patti Kriebel
August 5, 2017 12:51 PM

I wish I could give you that "life coat", Jack. My deepest condolences to your family. You will be missed!
Message from Jim & Gloria Mc Dowell
August 5, 2017 1:51 PM

Sorry For The Loss Of Your Son John, He Was A Wonderful Person.
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A candle was lit by Denise on August 5, 2017 3:48 PM
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A candle was lit by Debbie Crane on August 5, 2017 3:59 PM
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A candle was lit by Chuck Rodgers on August 5, 2017 4:58 PM
Message from Chuck Rodgers
August 5, 2017 5:01 PM

I want to take this time and send my Condolences to John's Family, I was saddened by the news of his,passing, He will be greatly missed.....
Message from Ralph, Betty, Michael, Ellen and Mary Lou Dargento
August 5, 2017 7:47 PM

John, Diane and Family,
Our deepest condolences for the loss of your wonderful son, John. John was a good friend and loving person who made us smile even from a distance for over 40 years. He will be missed and always remembered by our family. We are thinking of all of you at this sad time. Our prayers are with you. Much love, "Boss" and the Dargento Family
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A candle was lit by Essie Sumpter-Young and Family on August 6, 2017 1:00 PM
Message from ESSIE SUMPTER-YOUNG
August 6, 2017 1:13 PM

To: Michelle and the Entire Butler Family:

It is with great sadness to hear about the passing of a dear friend, John.. I met John many years ago, after relocating from New York to Delaware. We were co-workers along with his dear Sister, Michelle. It was a pleasure working with John. He was such a nice, caring and comedic person!
Family, the burden is heavy, but take comfort in knowing that John has taken on his wings and soared like an eagle, wearing a brand new robe, and yes, dining at the Master's table with a change of address. However, his fond memories will forever be in our heart. Rest in peace, dear friend/co-worker, John. We love you!

Prayerfully and lovingly submitted,
Essie Sumpter-Young
Newark, Delaware
Message from ESSIE SUMPTER-YOUNG
August 6, 2017 1:13 PM

To: Michelle and the Entire Butler Family:

It is with great sadness to hear about the passing of a dear friend, John.. I met John many years ago, after relocating from New York to Delaware. We were co-workers along with his dear Sister, Michelle. It was a pleasure working with John. He was such a nice, caring and comedic person!
Family, the burden is heavy, but take comfort in knowing that John has taken on his wings and soared like an eagle, wearing a brand new robe, and yes, dining at the Master's table with a change of address. However, his fond memories will forever be in our heart. Rest in peace, dear friend/co-worker, John. We love you!

Prayerfully and lovingly submitted,
Essie Sumpter-Young
Newark, Delaware
Message from Joanne Burns
August 7, 2017 12:50 PM

My thoughts and prayers to John's family. I was lucky enough to count him as a friend. He made all of his friends feel special and cherished his time with friends and family. We lost him too soon!
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A candle was lit by The Schofields, Susanne, John, Dawn, Chris & Nancy. on August 7, 2017 2:21 PM
Message from Susanne & John Schofield
August 7, 2017 2:34 PM

Our deepest condolences from all of us here in San Diego. We were all together yesterday and spent time in remembrance of John. Such good times and always laughter. Rest in peace, "little John", we will always miss you.
Message from Dorothy Long & John Pironis
August 7, 2017 3:17 PM

We have had the privilege of meeting John when we moved to Aspen Meadows. The love that poured from this man for his family, friends, and our community was contagious. He made me laugh until I would cry at his stories. His love of decorating at Christmas will be missed and I will have a tree up in the community building, remembering John as I do so. As hard as this will be I will try and live with this saying. Don't cry because he's gone, Smile because I knew him.
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A candle was lit by Nicole B on August 7, 2017 9:52 PM
Message from Jim & Eleanor Table Wydra & BHS Class Of 1961
August 7, 2017 10:20 PM

Our deepest condolences to you & family . Diane & John, your Class Of 1961 is sending prayers and hugs to you. We are so sorry for the loss of your son John.
We love you.
Message from Judith Smyser
August 8, 2017 6:39 AM

My condolences to Diane, John and MIchelle and all of the friends whose lives were touched by John. I am grateful to have been a FB friend of John. It gave me a glimpse of the beautiful person he was inside and out. The last time I saw John he was a young teen with a great future ahead. He was so much to so many. May the memories of love, good times and laughter carry all in his circle of family and friends through this time...Peace!
Message from Kim and Mark Christopher
August 8, 2017 7:16 AM

To all who loved John, remember his laugh, remember his spirit, remember his ability to take any room boring to Exciting, but most of all remember the one thing John always talked about or wrote about on FB which was Love . He just wanted everyone to treat each other with kindness, and patience and be the type of friend you could always count on. I believe this was his message to all while he was here on earth and I believe this would be how we can all carry on his legacy going forward. John we will miss your kindness and heart but your legacy will live on. Our deepest condolences to family and friends. God Bless.
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A candle was lit by Kim Christopher on August 8, 2017 7:18 AM
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A candle was lit by Dawn Schofield on August 10, 2017 12:29 AM
Message from Dawn Schofield
August 10, 2017 12:40 AM

To my dearest cousin Johnny Jr, may the Lord lift you up to his glory and pronounce you as his Angel! I will miss our random out of the blue talks, not often, but thats ok. Although we lived thousands of miles away from each other, you have planted memories with me that I'll never forget! You took me to my first casino, Atlantic City, you said Dawn, just stay with me and everything will be fine, i was under age at that time. I know we weren't close, but family is family and for that, it's all that matters. Here's to you cuz up above, come and visit me in spirit anytime you want!
Love ya cuz,
Dawn
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