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EDINBURG — Ronald Butch, 73, died March 10, 2017, in St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital. He was born June 27, 1943, in Lowellville, Ohio, to the late Albert and Mary Soich Butch.
He was a 1961 graduate of Mohawk High School and was employed as a salesman for Superior Chemical. Ron was a very active member of St. James the Apostle Catholic Church in New Bedford, where he volunteered extensively, was a member of the Men's Club and was on the finance committee. He was also a member of the Lion's Club in Hillsville, the Mohawk School Board for many years and the Lowellville Rod and Gun Club. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed gardening and working in his greenhouse. Ron was very involved with his children's activities growing up and will be deeply missed.
He leaves his wife, Andrea, whom he married on Sept. 7, 1968; his son, Ronald (Kathleen) Butch Jr. of Poland, Ohio; daughter, Melissa (James) Biscella of Youngstown; grandchildren, Sarah and Matthew Butch and Alexis and Adam Biscella; and his brother, Edmund Butch of Evansville, Ind.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Albert, Frank and Charles Butch.
Prayer services will be Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. at Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, 244 McGill St., Lowellville, Ohio 44436, followed by a Mass of Christian burial, which will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. James the Apostle Parish, 4019 U.S. Route 422 New Bedford, Pa., with the Rev. Father James Downs as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. James Cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, Texas 75231 or to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, Md. 20852.
Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.
Published on March 10, 2017
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