June 27, 1947 July 4, 2014
Richard A. "Rich" Butler Jr., 67, Altoona, died Friday morning at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness.
He was born in Altoona, son of the late Richard and Pauline (Bisile) Butler.
Surviving are his wife of nearly 47 years, Lodema S. (Moyer); a daughter, Kelci J. Chiacchio (Givanni) of Maineville, Ohio; a son, Eric (Jodi) of Altoona; a granddaughter, Bailey; and two siblings: Barbara McLaughlin and John (Terry), both of Altoona.
Rich retired from the Altoona Water Authority as a wastewater treatment system operator after 37 years of service. He volunteered with Meals on Wheels with Blair Senior Services, and he was a member of the Swiss Rifle Club and Heidelberg Country Club and a life member of the Bavarian Aid Society.
Rich enjoyed hunting and fishing.
At Rich's request, there will be no public viewing. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are by Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg.