Bernadine Butler

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Bernadine Butler, 90, of Philadelphia, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Friday at her home.

She was born in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 13, 1922, a daughter of the late Michael and Johanna Pastor Blascak. Bernadine was a graduate of Coughlin High School, class of 1940 and the Pierce Business College. She was formerly employed by the General Electric Corp. in the Missile and Re-Entry Division.

Bernadine was preceded in death by her husband, Hector Butler and by her son, John Butler; brothers: Joseph and Andrew Blascak and sister: Leona Pikel.

She is survived by her sons: James Butler, Philadelphia and Michael Butler and his wife, Susan, Swedesburg; daughter Bernadette Beckner and her husband, Charles, Denver, Colo.; daughter-in-law: Collette Butler Anderson, Colo.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister Elizabeth Greisz, Florida; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10 a.m. in St. Andre Bessette Parish at St. Stanislaus Church, 666 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Dallas.

Friends may call from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home
89 Park Ave
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
(570) 825-3138
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Published in Times Leader on June 23, 2013
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