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John N. Butts

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Butts, John N.

Age 43 of Seneca Falls, NY, formerly of Elmira Heights, NY, passed away unexpectedly on March 22, 2014. John was born in Elmira, NY, on October 23, 1970. He was a graduate of Thomas A. Edison High School where he was known as "The Tank". John entered the United States Army at the age of 17. He served several tours of duty and was highly awarded and respected. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Louise (Ma) & Dexter (Pa) Siglin; paternal grandparents, Samuel & Marion Butts; coach & mentor, Brad Sanford. John is survived by his spouse, Shannon; children, Alexandra, Cameron, Jamison, Hunter & Connor; parents, June (Larry) Gleason & Samuel (Linda) Butts; brothers, Samuel Butts, Tracey (LeAnne) Butts, William (Erica) Butts, Larry Gleason, Brett Gleason, and Bryan Gleason; sister, Bridget (Dan) Butts-Blunt; nieces, Brandi, Mikayla, Elizabeth, Ashley & Madisson; nephews, Josh & Justin; dear friend, Janine Taylor; & many more nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins & friends. John was a disabled United States Army Veteran who loved his family & was so proud of his children. He will be forever loved & missed. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to an established trust fund for John's children, Alexandra, Cameron, and Jamison, in care of Baker Family Funeral Home, 640 W. Gray St., Elmira, NY 14905. FRIENDS MAY CALL AT THE BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME ON SATURDAY, MARCH 29, FROM 1PM-3PM. INTERMENT OF JOHN'S ASHES WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY, MARCH 31, AT 10AM IN WOODLAWN NATIONAL CEMETERY WITH FULL MILITARY HONORS.

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Published in Star-Gazette from Mar. 27 to Mar. 29, 2014
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