Jasper J. Butera, Jenkins Twp., died Saturday at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Rosemarie Savokinas Butera.
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He was born on Oct. 11, 1930, in Pittston, son of the late Leonard and Mary Montante Butera. He graduated from Pittston High School, class of 1950. He was a tradesman painter instructor at Chase State Correctional Institution in Dallas. He worked his entire career mostly as a residential painter. Jasper was also a former business agent for the Scranton Painters Union.
He was an avid gardener in his spare time away from painting.
Also surviving are two sons, Leonard Butera, Jenkins Twp.; and Joseph and wife, Diana Butera, Avoca; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Leona Butera, Ann Lukasik and Concetta "Connie" Bartoli.
Funeral services will begin Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Twp., with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 at St. Joseph Marello Parish (Our Lady of Mount Carmel R.C. Church), Pittston. Interment will take place St. Rocco's Cemetery, Pittston Twp.
Viewing hours will be Monday from 4 to 8 p.m.
To share a fond memory of Jasper or to express your condolences to his family, visit www.GrazianoFuneral Home.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 27, 2013