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Peter S. Butera

March 20, 2016


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Peter S. Butera, 90, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2016, at the Golden Living Center- Summit in Wilkes-Barre.

He was born in Pittston on October 7, 1925, a son of the late Anthony and Josephine Butera. Peter was a graduate of Pittston High School. Prior to his retirement he had been employed as a rail care inspector for the Lehigh Valley Railroad and for Conrail.

Peter was a member of St. Andrew’s Parish in Wilkes-Barre. He was also a member of Landmark Lodge 442, F & AM of Wilkes-Barre and the Irem Temple Shriners.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Juan and Carmen.

Peter is survived by his wife of 48 years, Marie M. Chukonis Butera; step-daughter, Linda Mitchell and her husband, Mark, Houston, TX; 2 grandson; sisters, Marie Notera, Arizona and Dolores Umbrella, CA; niece, Diane Howell, Berwick.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 11 am from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre. The Rev. James E. McGahagan will officiate. Interment will be in the Lithuanian Independent Cemetery, West Wyoming

Friends may call on Wednesday morning from 10-11 am at the funeral home.