Adam James Butch
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Butch, Adam James Bay City, Michigan Adam, age 23 passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at his home. He was born August 20, 1996 in Saginaw, son of the late Gregory Butch and Kathlene (Pol) Butch. He attended MacGregor Elementary, St. Stanislaus Elementary, and Holy Family Middle school. Adam graduated from All Saints High School in 2014, where he was a member of the National Honor Society and the varsity football team. He attended Michigan State University after graduation where he had worked as a computer science teaching assistant and had been active on the Relay for Life committee. After making the choice to come home, he wanted a career of helping others and achieved his certification as a pharmacy technician and was working at Rite Aid. Adam was a kind hearted young man who made friends easily and was loved by everyone he met. His hobbies included making music, playing his guitar, spending time with friends and being outside. Adam was loved dearly and will be sadly missed by his family and multitude of friends. Our lives were made better simply by knowing him. Adam is survived by his mother Kathlene (Thomas Rakowski) and his sister Rachel, both at home. He was predeceased by his father Gregory Scott Butch. He also leaves behind his maternal grandparents, Dr. Jan and Diane Pol; his paternal grandparents, Thomas and JoAnne Butch, his girlfriend Julia Shepherd, close friend Tyler Schmidt, many aunts, uncles and cousins. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church, 1503 Kosciuszko Ave., Bay City, MI 48708. Fr. Rick Filary and Fr. Jose Maria Cabrera will concelebrate Mass and interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery. Friends may call at Ambrose Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2:00 to 8:00 PM and at church on Thursday after 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorials to the "Wishes of the Family."

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Published in Bay City Times from Sep. 20 to Sep. 22, 2019.
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May 11, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Patty S Hanenberg
April 4, 2021
Our condolences to the Pol /Butch sad for your loss.
Terry Schmid
April 3, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Rachel Campbell
October 16, 2020
I'm so sorry to hear this Dr Pol.
September 27, 2020
Watching Dr. Pol. Our condolences to the Butch/Pol family on the one year anniversary of Adams passingour prayers to all
Butch & Terry Schmid
Terry Schmid
July 8, 2020
Rabbi Bob Rosen
May 13, 2020
Just found out of Adams passing, am so sorry he was such a sweet young man. May he Rest In Peace! Love you all at the clinic from Ontario, Canada
May 13, 2020
Just found out of Adams passing, am so sorry he was such a sweet young man. Love you all at the clinic from Ontario, Canada
April 6, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of this nice young mans passing . I am a fan of Dr.Pol and his show . My heart goes out to the family and friends of Adam. May you Rest In Peace forever.
First Name. April Yeary
February 18, 2020
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Kit Coney - Kelly
January 27, 2020
With heartfelt condolences, I send prayers and strength to Adam's Family. Adam, a beautiful young man will always be just this, beautiful. May peace be with you eternally dear Adam.
Ava W
January 25, 2020
Please accept my condolences to each and everyone of this young man's family. It was on his grandfather's show that I had seen Adam and his sister spending time with their grandparents. Sadly I didn't know that your Adam had passed away till now. I am so sorry. Adam will soar with the angels and watch over those he loved.
Dolorosa Livingstone
January 6, 2020
My thoughts and prayers go out to Adam's family. He seemed like such a fine young man and I was so sorry to hear of his passing.
Becky Van Buren
January 5, 2020
Our sympathies to Adam's family and may he rest in Gods warm embrace....RIP friend! From Ontario Canada!
Lorraine Measor
January 2, 2020
Our deepest thoughts and prayers in the loss of adam. I was so sad to see he had passed. My heart hurts for all of you.
Tammie Church
January 1, 2020
I saw today on the show that Adam had passed, I just lost my mom so I understand the grief. All those memories of Adam will keep you going
January 1, 2020
I'm sending a candle, as my own way, lighting his way to a safe & secure after Life.
I didn't have the pleasure to meet him in person, only getting to "know," him just by watching The TVShow & in a few outtakes, as it was shown.
I've prayed that he was met by his family, friends & others of acquaintance & he was filled w/all the softness & peace as he passed over to God's loving embrace. I've no idea how he passed, but hope he felt nothing but love, peace & honor as he passed over from this place of good & bad into nothing but peace & quiet. I feel he'll be watching over his Sister & other close family, until he can guide them over later when they see him & know all of the peace, he's bathed in. May God Bless him & family left to grieve be eased in the knowledge that he is loved & resting in full peace of God's love.
Dana Lizenby
December 30, 2019
My deepest condolences to the family of Adam,
Crystal Wells
December 29, 2019
So sorry to here about Adam's passing. Saw him on the show along with his sister. Seemed like very, nice people. Wanda from Houston,Texas
December 3, 2019
Dealing with the loss of my Father, my wishes for Adam's entire family and friends are that your hearts heal so you can remember all the good things. Adam was a very bright, intelligent gentleman who made his mark on this Earth. Will have you all in my prayers,
Stacie Chinni
November 17, 2019
I feel so bad for Kathleen. As a mom of three adult children, I could not even comprehend the pain of her losing Adam. I remember watching him and his sister Rachel on Dr. Pol's show and thinking how sweet him and his sister were to come and help out. It is a tremendous los for the family, but God gained an angel, and believe that he is watching and with you always.
Cindy Wolcott
November 12, 2019
May God's comfort and love surround you all. His memory lives ETERNAL!! Praying for the Lord's peace to all the family.
Ruth Manolis
November 12, 2019
So sorry for your loss. I lost my son the same day I am so heart broken and know how you feel
Tina Mcqueary
November 11, 2019
A real proud credit to his extended family and friends.
Stephanie Richardson
November 10, 2019
I just recently heard about your loss. My prayers are with all of you. I saw the show when Adam went on the farm calls with dr.pol. love the show, watch it faithfully. God bless you all.
Gerri Labossiere
November 10, 2019
I am saddened to learn of Adam's death. I loved when he was on the show. You and your family are in my prayers...
Lynn Nowell
November 10, 2019
I am a fan of Dr Pol and just saw a tribute to Adam on a show aired today. I was shocked and terribly saddened that Adam has passed away. He seemed like such a fine young man and would do good things with his life. There are no words to help lessen your sorrow and grief but I am sorry for the loss of a fine young man for the Butch and Pol family.
Barbara Trella
November 10, 2019
I only know of Adam through the doctor Pol show. I lost my mother this August and know the pain of feeling as though your soul is ripped and bleeding. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Melani Richards
November 1, 2019
I am extremely saddened to learn of Adam's passing. I liked him the first time I saw him on his grandfather's show. He appeared to be a very likeable and down to earth individual. I would like to extend my condolences to Adam's entire family and friends.
Perry Lee
October 19, 2019
Watching the show, I was saddened and shocked to see the loss of Dr. Pol's grandson. Sincere sympathies to the entire family. Annick Tanner
October 17, 2019
Watching the show tonight I was saddened to see the loss of your young man. May the love of your family and friends carry you through these times and may God comfort you.
Anne Staley
October 13, 2019
I want to extend my sincere sympathies to the entire Butch/Pol family. We feel like you are part of our family from watching your show faithfully and our hearts ache for you. No words can take away your pain but we want to extend our sorrow to you for your loss. May God Bless you all.
Virginia Craig
October 8, 2019
I'm so sorry to learn that Adam passed away. I send my sincere condolences to the Butch and Pol families and their friends. God bless you.
Jayne Kaszas-Levy
October 3, 2019
Sending all of the family and friends my deepest sympathies on the passing of Adam. Saw him on a couple episodes of Pol Vet and enjoyed his kind nature. Praying for comfort, encouragement and strength to the whole family at this time. God give you peace as you walk through this broken time. Love and prayers,Crandall Family (CA)
Kathy Crandall
September 30, 2019
Dr. Pol, Diane, and entire family. My condolences to you all. You are an awesome family. Your in my prayers every single day.
Kristine Barrett
September 29, 2019
My heart aches for the Butch and Pol families, girlfriend, Julia and friends in the passing of Adam. There are no words that lessen the pain you are all feeling. All I can offer are prayers that God may ease your pain. Please know that your pain is shared.
Mary Rice
September 29, 2019
It is with a very heavy heart that I wish to convey my sincerest condolences to Adam's family and friends. It is a great shock to us all. I've seen Adam on several episodes of his Grandpa Jan's show. I'm sure he will be missed and I am truly sorry for your loss.
LeAnn Williams
September 29, 2019
Our sincere condolences in the lost
Of your grandson, son, nephew. Our thoughts are with you.
September 28, 2019
So very sorry for the loss of your handsome.son, brother, grandson, nephew and friend.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Gail S. Baron Rouge, LA
September 28, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.
Dean & Debbie Woodfield
September 28, 2019
My heartfelt sadness for the loss of a young man whose life, I'm sure, touched loved ones and friend's lives in some way.
May you let GOD hold in his hand during this difficult time and forever.
Penelope Maurice
September 28, 2019
We are shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Adam. Sending prayers and condolences to all of the extended Pol family.
Connie & Steve Dore
September 28, 2019
Saw on Dr. Pols show tonight the passing of Adam. Gone way to soon. I can't possibly imagine the sorrow you all are feeling. Praying for the family.
September 28, 2019
I am very sorry for your loss. I saw Adam on Dr. Pol a few years ago with his sister. May God be with you at this time. My prayers are with you also.
Phyllis Voorhees
September 28, 2019
So saddend to hear of Adam's passing. I am hoping that the memories you have will help you heal your hearts
May God bless him, his family and friends.
You now have another angel to watch over you.
He is now with his father to give you the strength to go on.
Lisa Sardelli
September 28, 2019
We were so sorry to see your grandson Adam had passed our prayers and hugs to the whole family.Love Dr.Pol and watch his show faithfully.Praying for comfort.
Lorna Whiting
September 28, 2019
I am very sorry to hear about your grandson. Way to early. May God bless you and your family.
Hilary Wons
September 28, 2019
So sorry for the whole Butch and Dr. Pol family for your loss. Love watching Dr. Pol sorry to see the show of his loss of his grandson. My condolences to all family and friends. God bless you all I will keep you all in my prays.
September 28, 2019
Dear Pol family, I am so sorry for the loss of your Adam. I lost my Adam eighteen months ago at the age of 38. He was my only child. May God grant you peace and comfort in this terrible time. Georgann Perry, Chattanooga, TN.
Georgann Perry
September 28, 2019
My condolences for your lost may God bless you and your family may God be your strength
Guadalupe Perla
September 27, 2019
I am a big fan of The Incredible Dr. Pol show and saw Adam on one of the segments. I was shocked to learn of his passing. I am sincerely sorry for the loss of such a fine young man. May God bless you.
Pam Reitenga
September 27, 2019
So sorry for your loss. I have enjoyed watching the Pol family for many years. I know that your precious Adam was loved and will be missed. He is an Angel now. God bless your family.
Beverly Fulks
September 27, 2019
So sorry for you all. Lost my daughter born 8/20 so know you're pain. God be with you. No words can convey the depth of caring we all feel.
September 27, 2019
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one, Adam. May the God of peace and comfort be with the family during this difficult time.
September 26, 2019
Thoughts and prayers to your entire family during this most difficult time.
Karen Koenig
September 26, 2019
My heart breaks for your entire family. I pray that his memory will bring peace to your hearts. ❤
Colleen DeMerse
September 26, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. We love your show and enjoyed it when Adam and Rachel were on. May God bless everyone in the family!!
Sue Saft
September 26, 2019
Sooo sorry for your loss Of you beautiful son. Sending our deepest sympathy.
September 26, 2019
Losing someone so young is beyond heartbreaking. No words can express the sorrow, but please know I understand, for I loss my beautiful nephew at the age of 18. There isn't anything that I can say or do that can ease your grief. All I know is that your beloved Adam is at peace and God has his arms around him and he is safe. God be with you all, sending prayers across the miles. Rest in Peace Adam
September 26, 2019
Our deepest sympathy.
Marilyn and Jason lake
September 26, 2019
So very sorry for the loss of Adam. My prayers go out to the entire family. God bless you all and keep you in his care. Lost my daughter (16) 21 years ago, a long journey ahead, but always keep the wonderful memories in your heart and know Adam is always with you there.
September 26, 2019
My heart is breaking for your family. May the prayers and thoughts of those who care for you give you comfort
September 26, 2019
As I read through the tributes to Adam, yes, it is a time of great sorrow for someone most of us only knew as Dr. Pol and Diane's grandson. Those of you who knew Adam as a son, brother, nephew and friend - celebrate the outstanding, shining light that Adam seemed to possess and be blessed by the time that you shared with him.

Prayers and peace are wished for Adam's family and friends.
Margie Yarnell
September 26, 2019
I am sending my sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers for Adam's family and friends during this most difficult time. I saw Adam and his sister Rachael on Dr. Pol's show. Adam will be greatly missed by all but his kindness, gentle spirit and inclination to help others will be forever remembered. May God grant each of you inner peace, understanding and strength through each and every day.
Beverly Hicks
September 25, 2019
He will do it!
My Prayers and Condolences go out to the Pol and Butch family. The pain will not go away with pain but time will allow you to learn to deal with your pain in your own way. Sometimes you may even need a little help, someone to talk you through your grief.
Vicki Bell
September 25, 2019
We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of Adam. Our sympathies to the entire family. Rest in peace♡
Karen L and Gary L Saponari
September 25, 2019
Our family wants to tell you how sorry we are. A life cut short far too young. We pray that memorys of love, laughter and happy times bring you some measure of comfort in the days and weeks ahead.

You are all in our prayers.
Charles and Christine Gardner
September 25, 2019
My deepest condolences to the entire family! May he rest in peace.
Rosie Vielma
September 25, 2019
I remember Adam being on Dr Pol.Sending Prayers & Hugs to the family.God Bless you all
Cathy Campisi--Fleming
September 25, 2019
We are so very sorry to hear about your loss, only Jesus can heal your broken hearts.We only knew Adam through Dr Pols vet show. As we live in Colorado. But we want you to know that you and your family is in our prayers. And we are giving you a long distance hug. Love to you all, Mike and Rita Garcia
Rita Garcia
September 25, 2019
I am just so sad. I remember seeing Adam on Dr. Pol, sending prayers and hugs. God Bless
Kim Daniele
September 25, 2019
Please accept my sincere condolences. Will keep you in thought and prayer as you find your way through this nightmare.
September 25, 2019
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September 24, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my son Bradly sept 10 2019. The loss of my son was Unexpectedly. I pray for strength for your entire family as you go through this difficult time as I know how difficult it is for me. Brad was my third child I loss and my last child at age 35.
Janice Schreiber
September 24, 2019
Our family would like to express our deepest sympathy to the entire family we are lifting all of you up in prayer .Vance Jarrell and Evelyn Owens Star NC
Evelyn Owens
September 24, 2019
Kathy, Rachael, Dr. and Mrs. Pol
Saddened to hear of the passing of Adam
God's arms were open wide and Greg was standing right beside him. They both left this earth too soon...but they are truly in the arms of our Father.
Our Lord will be there with you to comfort you and bless you for all that you did for them and for your family
You and Rachael are in my prayers.
Be strong...Our prayers....God bless you.
Grace Chevalier
Grace Chevalier
September 24, 2019
The Kinner family from Pleasant PLains are very sad on the death of your grandson. Remember all the fun times and talk amongst the family of the good times of his life. Thinking of you all . Mary, Lucille, Amy, Trish Cynde, Tim Kinner
Mary Kinner
September 24, 2019
May god give you and your family peace. All my prayers and thoughts are with the Butch an Pol family. Rip Adam. Be at peace.
Shiela Mccurdy
September 24, 2019
Dear family
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Adam, son, grandson, nephew and brother. There are no words or act of kindness that will make you feel better right now. Remember all the good times and memories that you shared. You will see him again one day. Earth is our temporary home. Heaven is our permanent home. We will keep you in our prayers so you may heal.
Anita DuFrane
September 24, 2019
Our heartfelt condolences to Adam's family and friends. We saw him and his sister on their Grandfathers show. They both were so sweet. Adam seemed to enjoy watching Dr. Pol as he watched and worked beside him.
We send up our prayers for all of you...for comfort and peace in this most difficult time.
May God Rest His Soul✝❤
Walt & Lisa Schwall
September 24, 2019
My most sincere condolences to the entire Butch family. May God's love and blessings bring healing during this time.
Matt Ney
September 24, 2019
Dr.Pol, Diane,Butch family: I was saddened to read of grandson, Adam's passing. I am sending condolences to both your families and friends. He seemed like a wonderful young man from his appearance on your show, Dr. Pol. He will be missed terribly by all. God bless your families to get through this terrible tragedy. Peace and love to all.
Linda Ferguson
September 24, 2019
I'm deeply sadden to hear of his passing .Such a beautiful family and such a hard thing to go threw . My sincere condolences and prayers.
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Kathy and Rachel know that I am deeply saddened by the loss of your beloved son and brother.
Jan Jaskiewicz. Mrs. "J"
September 24, 2019
I just watched Dr. Pol's episode worth the tribute for Adam. My heart breaks for you all. Our family too has suffered from the death of our beautiful daughter, Trishten Marie Potts, Aug 29, 1985 - July 7, 2003. There are no words I can say to offer you solice, but i am saying prayers. I believe that time doesn't heal, but it eventually allows you to deal with your loss. I hope you too will find Angels on earth that will help you this new path. Love and blessings
Linda Potts
September 24, 2019
Deepest sympathy to Adam's family. I am a great fan of Dr Pol. Losing a loved one is never easy for anyone. Cherish his memory.
Dana Green
September 24, 2019
Dear Dr. and Mrs Pol, I am so very sorry for your loss. I am sending prayers for you and your family.
Kim Daniele
September 24, 2019
To The Butch & Pol Families:

Thinking of you during this difficult time.

Kind Regards,
Chris Q.
Chris Q.
September 24, 2019
What a beautiful young man. I am so very sorry for your loss. It is especially painful to loose someone so young who is just beginning their adult life. I lost my brother when he was just eighteen. He is alive in my heart and there is rarely a day I don't think of him.
Linda Brovarney
September 24, 2019
I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember seeing Adam on one of the episodes with Dr Pol. Blessings to the entire family at the sad time.
Marilyn Linton
September 24, 2019
Our Deepest Sympathy.
Brenda & Eddie B.
September 24, 2019
I'm so so sorry losing both hubby and son. Please god help her thru this horrid time. We care
yvonne spearing
September 24, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.
September 24, 2019
So sorry for your loss Kathlene. Sending comforting prayers your way.

So sorry for the loss of your Grandson Dr. Pol and Diane. Sending your family love and prayers during this difficult time.
Debbie Gray
September 24, 2019
It's hard to imagine that the pain and heartache will ever not be as great as it is now but it will slowly lessen. God never gives us more than we can handle.
Adina Jacobs
September 24, 2019
Sincere condolences to all the family. .
Clotilde Cadman
September 24, 2019
May Gods blessings be with your entire family ar this time of loss
Chris Willey
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