James Augustine David Butler
{ "" }
Share James's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share
BUTLER, James Augustine David Born November 21, 1947, and passed away on February 23, 2011 surrounded by his loving family, of Collingswood, NJ. Beloved Husband of Katherine (nee Kennelly). Loving Father of Melissa (Adam) Butler, Elizabeth (Michael Jackson} Butler, Timothy (Stefanie) Butler, and Bridget (Chris) Bielicki. Cherished Poppop to Nicholas and Amanda Geiter and Lucy Bielicki. Brother to Kathy Perloff, Kelly Filo, Carey Batchelder, Shannon Rodefeld and John Butler. Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Graduate of Christ the King, Camden Catholic, Manhattan College, and Temple University. Served for 31 years as the track coach of St. John's in Collingswood (now Good Shepherd). Loyal employee of INA/Cigna/Ace Insurance Company, working as a systems analyst for 37 years. Noted wit, avid puzzler, great hand holder. He will be missed by many. Relatives and friends are invited to meet Friday evening from 6:00 to 9:00pm and again Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:30am at the CRERAN FUNERAL HOME 400 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated 11:00am at St. John's Church, 809 Park Ave. Collingswood, NJ. Interment to be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Jim's name to the charity of your choice. www.creranfh.com

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in Courier Post on Feb. 24, 2011.
Memories & Condolences
Not sure what to say?
View Printed Guest Book
17 entries
March 14, 2011
I was saddened to learn of Mr. Butler's passing. It was both a privilege and a pleasure to speak with him over the years. On behalf of Gerrity Baker Williams Inc, I offer our deepest condolences. May wonderful memories bring you comfort and peace.
Karen Merritt
March 6, 2011
No way to express our sadness. Jim was one of the nicest people you'd ever want to know. Kathy, you and your family have been a presence in our lives a very long time. Keep your memories close. Our love to all.

Grace and Don
February 28, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Butler was such a fun good coach. I have a great memories of being on the track team.
Diana Bunting
February 27, 2011
May James rest in peace.
Nina Geiter
February 25, 2011
Mrs. Butler,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Terry Brennan
Erin's Grandfather
February 25, 2011
Bridget & Family:

So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Find comfort in knowing that you will have an angel watching over you.
Karleen Amoroso
February 25, 2011
Katherine & family,

Very sorry for your loss...I will always remember how generous Jim was to my children and his alma mater at CCHS.May he rest in peace now

Chris Onofrio Magnolia,NJ
February 24, 2011
Mrs. Butler and Family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are sorry for your loss. Your whole class loves and misses you.
Kristin Ways
February 24, 2011
tim and family..so sorry to hear about your loss..you are in our thoughts and prayers..your father was a special man and i will never forget him pushing me harder and harder and teaching me how to throw the shot put in track
Greg Morgenthaler
February 24, 2011
I was very saddened to hear of Jim's passing. He was such a good man who touched so many lives. Our prayers are with you Kathy and your family.
Chip Jonczak
February 24, 2011
We are so sorry to learn of your loss. Praying for your family.
Kevin & Mary Scaglione Doyle
February 24, 2011
My thoughts are with you all and all whom he touched. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Heather Barnhart
February 24, 2011
We will miss his humor. George will smile whenever he mows the lawn and thinks of Jim.
The world just became a little sadder.
George & Carol Stinsman
February 24, 2011
Dear Kathy, and Family,
My heart is truly saddened by this news.

I will never forget Jim’s dedication to the track team at St. John’s. He had so much patience, and was always encouraging. He wanted the kids to have fun. I have such fond memories of all the track meets.

I will always remember Jim’s smile, and his laugh.

My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you. May god give you strength.
Dee Jonczak
Dee Jonczak
February 24, 2011
So sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace. Our prayers go out to the entire family.

John & Priscilla Jackson
Priscilla Jackson
February 24, 2011
Liz, Katherine and Family

Len and I extend our sincere condolences to you and your family. May God bless all of you. We will keep you in our prayers.
Len and Joan Jackson
February 24, 2011
The Manhattan College alumni community shares the grief, and is now praying for our fellow alumni and the family at this time. The Alumni Office has been informed. As well as the Jasper Jottings community that I personally can reach. We are all a little poorer now. "No man is an island, entire of itself ... any man's death diminishes me". We are sorry for your loss.
fjohn reinke (mc1968)
Invite others to add memories
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences