Thomas Z. Butler Jr., 67, Carthage

CARTHAGE, NY – Thomas Z. Butler Jr., 67, passed away unexpectedly Thursday evening, March 5, 2020 at his home.

Born Sept. 22, 1952, in West Carthage, a son of the late Thomas Z. and Emily M. (Dawes) Butler, he attended Augustinian Academy and later Carthage High School.

On June 30, 1973, he married Barbara Allen at St. James Church in

He worked in maintenance for the Town of Wilna Housing Authority for
37 years until his retirement.

Thomas was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting. He
also enjoyed playing cards, watching Syracuse basketball, and spending
time with his family.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 46 years, Barbara; two children, Thomas Butler III and Tabatha (Troy) Rivers, both of Carthage; four siblings, Mark Butler of Carthage; Sheila Howard of Carthage; Jan (Michael) Fox of Natural Bridge; and Teresa Durant and companion Scott of Virginia; two grandsons, Robert & Kurt Rivers of Carthage; a granddaughter, Alexia (Michael) Hernandez of Carthage; two great- grandsons, Matthew and Mitchell Hernandez; as well as several nieces
and nephews.

Calling hours will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2020, at Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc., 500 State St., Carthage.

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