Bruce Edward Butler, age 76, of Asaph Run Rd., Wellsboro, formerly of Ridgway, passed away March 21, 2011 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.
He was the husband of Leona Whitfield Butler whom he married July 22, 1995 in Wellsboro. Bruce was born Dec. 18, 1934 in Wellsboro, the son of the late Max and Charlotte Whitney Butler. Before retiring, Bruce was owner/operator of Butler’s Hardware in Ridgway. He was a member of the Asaph United Methodist Church, the BPO Elks in Ridgway, the Ridgway Boro Council, American Legion, V.F.W. and the Loyal Order of the Moose.
Surviving are his wife, Leona; daughter, Sharon Argenta, Lattrobe; sons Brian (Sherrie) Butler, Greensburg, and Eric (Michelle) Butler, Latrobe; stepson James (April) Dutka, Brockway; grandchildren Aaron, Ashley, Nathan and Natalie Argenta, Amanda Butler, Austin, Bryce, Landon and Max Butler, StarrAnn and Gregory Dutka; sisters Norma Boyce and Alice Boyce, both of Wellsboro.
He was predeceased by a son, Stephen Butler, in 1957, Brother, Philip Butler, and Sister, Connie O’Neil.
Friends and family are invited to Bruce’s Life Celebration on Saturday, March 26, 2011 from noon to 1 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a “Life Celebration Home,” 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA.
Funeral to follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor Kristi Webster officiating. Burial in Ansonia Cemetery. To share your fondest memory of Bruce, visit www.lifecelebration.com.