John M. Butler, 79, of Chatham, passed away on October 21, 2018. A celebration of his life will be held at Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main St. in Chatham on Saturday, November 10th at 4:00pm. Friends are invited to visit from 2 to 4pm prior to the service.
Born in Summit, the son of Doyle and Elizabeth (Ford) Butler, John was a longtime resident of Chatham Borough where he graduated from High School in 1956. He had also attended the University of Idaho. John worked for many years with PSE&G in Roseland. A member of the Chatham Borough Volunteer Fire Department he was also involved in the Boy Scouts and was a member of the Past Time Club in Mendham. John was a Civil War buff and enjoyed reading and bowling. John will be fondly remembered for his kindness and his remarkable sense of humor.
John was the beloved husband of 50 years to Ellen. He was the loving father of Shannon Butler and her husband Joseph Tomaszewski. He is also survived by his cherished grandchildren, Victoria Kwiatkowski and her fiancé Christian Jannicelli and Morgan Broussard and his wife Nicole, and great grandson, Ambrose. In lieu flowers, donations in John’s memory may be made to Alzheimer’s New Jersey, 425 Eagle Rock Ave., Suite 203, Roseland, NJ 07068