Warren Robert Butera, 53, of Brighton Township entered into Heaven with his beautiful wife, Betty, on Thursday, June 29, 2017.
A football player and graduate of New Castle High School, Warren continued his studies and love of football at Clarion University.
Shortly after college, Warren met the love of his life and created a lifetime of joy in their 30 years of marriage.
Warren was an undeniable force of nature and incredible father to six beautiful children: Anthony, Khaela, Emilee, Alexis, Sydnie and Vinny.
Warren was preceded in death by his father and best friend, Samuel Butera.
He leaves an irreplaceable role in his surviving family members' lives: his mother, Jean, and stepfather, Edward Nevotne; two sisters, Carol Ann (Nunzie) Bonfield and Elizabeth Fazzone; and his brother, Sam Butera.
Warren is also survived by 17 nieces, 14 nephews and three godchildren, who will miss his contagious and heart-warming laughter.
Warren carried on his love of Pittsburgh sports to anyone who had the privilege of watching a game with him.
Warren instilled in his family to always strive for more and remain true to oneself.
He led his entire life by example and returned to college to finish his bachelor's degree graduating summa cum laude from Colorado Technical University.
Warren was dedicated to his job and retired from Verizon after more than 20 years of service.
During retirement, he did what he loved most, devoting all his time to family and friends.
He also enjoyed himself in multiple golf leagues and kept active within his clubs: the West Penn Chapter of the Harley Owner's Group, Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Turners in Beaver Falls, The Moose Club and the Ellwood City Sons of Italy.
To honor his children, he founded the nonprofit Butera Foundation, which will be continued as it attested to his character and love for family.
All his life, Warren never turned a friend or stranger away that needed help from anything under the sun. He was a mastermind of all things and loved teaching his children everything he knew.
Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Tatalovich Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 2205 McMinn St., Aliquippa, PA 15001.
Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. Thursday at Good Samaritan Parish, 725 Glenwood Ave., Ambridge, PA 15003, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated by his pastor, the Rev. Joe Carr. Everyone is asked to please meet at church.
Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Rochester.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Butera Foundation.
Published on July 2, 2017