Henry E. Butcher Sr., 85, of Lovell Road, Corry, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, at Hamot Medical Center in Erie.
He was born March 3, 1924, in Corry, a son of the late Francis Butcher and Anna Janosec Walaitis.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Butcher was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Anna May Gifford Butcher, on Dec. 15, 2006. They were married Feb., 27, 1943, in Clymer, N.Y.
He was also preceded in death by two sons, Henry E. Butcher Jr. and an infant son, John E. Butcher; and two grandchildren, Rex Butcher and Paul L. Butcher Jr.
Mr. Butcher is survived by four daughters, Judith Seitz of Corry, Gloria Mulson and her husband, Dennis, of Ripley, and Victoria Butcher and Eva Jean Butcher, both of Corry; four sons, Paul Butcher and his wife, Dora, and Edward Butcher and his wife, Karen, all of Corry, Gary Butcher and his wife, Dawn, of Spartansburg, and Robert Butcher and his wife, Dorothy "Turtle,” of Bear Lake; 24 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.