Sarah Jane Jones Butcofski

Sarah Jane Jones Butcofski, 66, of Laflin passed away peacefully at her home Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.

Born April 29, 1946, in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of Margaret Jones of Forty Fort and the late Glen Jones.

Sarah was a graduate of Meyers High School in 1964. With her heart of gold, she was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and the most compassionate nurse's aide and activities director at Riverside Adult Day Care and Wesley Village.

She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Glen Butcofski; and also her sister, Glenda (Rene) Jones.

Surviving, besides her mother, are her daughter, Jamie Lynn Berry, husband Michael; granddaughter, Kinzley Berry, Harrisburg; loving companion, Peter Yourglivch, Laflin; Michael Butcofski, lifelong friend and Jamie's father, Scranton; sisters, Peggy and her husband, Frank Merrick, Moosic; Carol and her husband, William Harbester, Shavertown; and Beth and her husband, Eugene McKeown, Kingston; many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday from Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, with the Rev. Dr. Philip Wanck, pastor of Forty Fort United Methodist Church, officiating. The interment will be in Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the .

For any information, or to send the family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website at

Published in Citizens' Voice from Jan. 3 to Jan. 4, 2013