George H. Butcher

George H. “Butch” Butcher, 66, of Gerry, died Monday, March 24, 2014 at Roswell Park Cancer Institute after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born May 13, 1947 in Silver Creek, son of the late Hezekiah D. and Mabel Perkins Butcher. He was a 1965 graduate of Cassadaga Valley Central School.

From 1963-1972, Butch and his father owned and operated a dairy farm and H.D. Butcher and Son Milk Hauling. He drove truck for Peterson Agway for 20 years and for the Town of Gerry from 1992 until his retirement in 2012.

A Life Member of the Gerry Volunteer Fire Department, he served as an E.M.T., 1st Aid Instructor, Assistant Chief, Chief, New York State Fire Warden and member of the Chautauqua County Search Team, Town of Gerry Planning Board and Life Member of the N.R.A.

Butch enjoyed horseback riding, fishing, hunting and shooting. He loved his bloodhound Belle and treasured time with his grandchildren.

Husband of 47 years to Barb Wooley Butcher, whom he married Sept. 2, 1966; father of Tracy (Martha) Butcher, Shelly (Doug Jaquith) Little and Becky Smith, all of Gerry; grandfather of Emily, Kelly, Matt Butcher, Dylan, Justin, Abby Little and Bryce Smith; brother of the late Joann Lippert; brother in law of Donna (Art) Anderson of Ocala, FL. Also survived by nephews and nieces.

Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday in Jordan Funeral Home, Sinclairville. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Gerry VFD or Gerry United Methodist Church.