Henry J. Butruce

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    - Jennifer Hill
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Henry J. "Hank" Butruce of West Scranton died Friday at Geisinger Community Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Rosemary Barry, in 2005.

Born in Scranton, son of the late Stefano and Rose Pannunzio Butruce, he was educated in Scranton schools, and proudly served in the Army. For more than 30 years, he served with the Scranton Fire Department. His career with the fire department started in 1962, and he earned the rank of Lieutenant in 1979 and retired in 1993. He was a member of the Scranton Liederkranz, where he also served as the club manager, and a member of the FEO Lodge No. 314, IAFF Local No. 60 and St. Lucy's Church.

Hank was a man of simple pleasures. He enjoyed a good cigar, watching movies on TCM and rooting for the New York Giants, but his pride and joy was his family. He was a loving father and popa to his grandchildren.

Surviving are his companion, Carrie Austin, Scranton; a daughter, Sandra and her husband, Mark Marsinkevich, Dunmore; a son, Stephen and his wife, Kim, Clarks Summit; four grandchildren, Mariah, Mark, Thomas and Nicholas; a brother, Rudolph Orlando, Summerville, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Patrick; a sister, Catherine Solfanelli; and a brother, Raymond Orlando.

The funeral will be conducted Wednesday from the Solfanelli-Fiorillo Funeral Home Inc., 1030 N. Main Ave., Scranton, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Lucy's Church, 949 Scranton St., Scranton. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery.

Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity.

Visit www.solfanellifiorillofuneralhome.com for information directions or to send an online condolence.

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Published in Scranton Times on June 15, 2014
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