LUPINETTI,Alexander "Butch" of Mount Laurel died Wednesday August 4th, 2010 in Pompeii, Italy where is was vacationing with family. He was 69. Butch was born in Pemberton and was a graduate of Rancocas Valley Regional High School. His career after High School was varied to say the least. He was a musician, an ironworker and a men's hairdresser. He was the owner of Alexander's Sunset Inn in Browns Mills for 9 years, the owner of Butch's Place in Pemberton Twp. for thirty years. More recently he was a nationally recognized Barbecue Pit Master and had received over 600 awards. He was also well known for his many appearances on the FOOD NETWORK. At one time he beat Bobby Flay in a cook off. Butch is survived by his wife, Lynne Balag, a son Shane of Mt. Holly and a daughter Alyson of Mount Laurel, his mother Edith Lupinetti of Lumberton and two brothers: Antonio (Cookie) Lupinetti of Hatfield, PA and Ricky of Southampton. He was predeceased by his father, Alexander and a brother Albert. Friends and relatives are invited to visit with the family Thursday from 6-9PM and Friday from 9-12 Noon at the PERINCHIEF CHAPELS, 438 High Street, Mount Holly, NJ. Services and interment will be private. Contributions in Butch's Memory and for a Scholarship in his name, may be made to the Burlington County College Foundation for the Culinary Program, The Enterprise Center at BCC, 300 College Circle, Suite 256, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054.
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438 High Street
Mt. Holly, NJ 08060
Published in Courier-Post on Aug. 10, 2010