Robert G Butler, Sr

Robert G. Butler, Sr

Robert G. Butler, Sr., 77, of Collingdale, formerly of Briarcliffe, died Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Harry and Leona Lenhart Butler. Mr. Butler was retired from the Southeast Delco School District, where he worked for over 20 years in the Maintenance Division. He served in the 82nd Airborne Division of the US Army in Korea. Mr. Butler was a member of Darby Fire Company No. 1, a lifetime member of Briarcliffe Fire Company, and a member of the Fire Police of Sharon Hill Fire Company. He was also a member of St. Joseph Church.

Mr. Butler was predeceased by his parents and his daughter Elizabeth MacKay. Survivors: His wife of 47 years, Betty (nee Haley) Butler; and his children Tammy Jackson, Robert Butler, Jr., Keith (Liz) Butler, and Tracey (James, III) Booth. He was the brother of Marie (Fred) Haley, Leona Meikle, Bruce (Joann) Butler, and June (Paul) Meikle. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson.

Viewing: Relatives and friends are invited to the viewing 7-9pm, Monday and after 9am, Tuesday, at Marvil Funeral Home, 1110 Main Street, Darby. Funeral Mass: will be 10am, Tuesday, at St. Joseph Church, 500 Woodlawn Ave., Collingdale. Burial: at SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery. The Guest Book may be signed online at:

Published in The Daily Times from May 11 to May 12, 2013.