First Posted: 2/3/2013
Jasper J. Butera, a resident of Jenkins Township, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
Born in Pittston on Oct. 11, 1930, he was a son of the late Leonard and Mary (Montante) Butera. He was a graduate of Pittston High School, class of 1950, and worked as a tradesman painter instructor at Chase State Correctional Institution, Dallas. He worked for most of his career as a residential painter. Jasper also was a former business agent for the Scranton Painters’ Union. During the time he spared away from painting, Jasper was an avid gardener.
Preceding him in death were sisters, Leona Butera, Ann Lukasik, Concetta (Connie) Bartoli.
He is survived by wife, Rosemarie (Savokinas) Butera; sons, Leonard Butera, Jenkins Township; Joseph and his wife, Diana Butera, Avoca; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, from the Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph Marello Parish (Our Lady of Mt. Carmel R.C. Church) Pittston. Interment was in St. Rocco’s Cemetery, Pittston Township. To share a fond memory of Jasper or to express online condolences, visit www.grazianofuneralhome.com.