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Vera “Alice” (Tharp) Butko, 79, of Macungie, passed away Monday, June 4, 2018 at home surrounded by family. She was the beloved wife of Henry J. Butko, with whom she would have shared 34 years of marriage with in July. Born in Pickens, WV, she was a daughter of the late Birten and Josephine (Bird) Tharp. Alice was 1957 graduate of Webster Springs High School, WV and held many roles at Superior Tube in Collegeville for 15 years. She was a member of the Boyertown YMCA where she made many friends and attended water aerobics and outings. She enjoyed being around her family at picnics and parties. Surviving along with her husband are her four children, Brian A. Stitt and wife, Anita, James C. Stitt and wife, Mary, Sharon D. Stitt and Tracey B. Stitt; six grandchildren, Boyd, Jr., Rodney, Shane, Orion, Katreya and Tyler; three great-grandchildren, Aaliyha, Lilly and Dakota; and 11 siblings. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her son, Boyd I. Stitt, Sr.; a granddaughter, Stephanie; and three siblings. The family would also like to thank the Lehigh Valley Hospital & Lehigh Valley Hospice group for their professional & loving care. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, June 8, 2018 at Mann-Slonaker Funeral Home, 222 Washington Street, East Greenville, PA 18041 with Rev. Jennifer Ollikainen officiating. Burial follows in Palm Schwenkfelder Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to viewing from 9:30 to 11:00 AM at the funeral home prior to the service. Offer sympathy to the family at www.mannslonakerfuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Montgomery County SPCA, 1059 Sweisford Rd, Perkiomenville, PA 18074 or American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 120 Wall Street, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10005 or Hackerman-Patz House LVH, 1260 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, Pa. 18105.
Published in The Mercury on June 14, 2018
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