Eugene Butkevich, 86, passed away suddenly and peacefully on May 27, 2014, in West Palm Beach, FL. Born in Brooklyn, NY, to Olympia and Walter Butkevich. Served in US Marine Corps during World War II and Korea. Joined the NYPD in 1951, retired as Sergeant in 1977. Moved from Island Park, Long Island, to Bear Island community, West Palm Beach, in 1988. Loved golf. Charter member of Bear Lakes Country Club and also a member of the West Palm Beach Golf Club. Leaves wife of 58 years Adele, son William, and sister Val Wuorinen, sister-in-law Olga Lincoln, numerous nephews and cousins, and many grieving lifelong friends, and his adoring (and overly opinionated) pet cat Lady Grey (who thought he was all hers and rarely left his side). We are all devastated by the loss of this very special gentle man who loved all living creatures. Private family service held.
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Published in The Palm Beach Post from June 8 to June 9, 2014