craig      m.butz
Greece: Monday, February 28, 2011. Predeceased by his parents, Victor and Anne; father-in-law, Fred Hartter. Survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Mary Ellen Butz; his children, Michele Butz, Jody Johnston (Mike Lobene), Andrew (Kelly) Butz; grandchildren, Samantha and Jacob; brother, Barry (Mary Jean) Butz; brother-in-law, Robert (Maryann) Hartter; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Craig 'Pop-Pop' enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. The family would like to thank Joe, Rita and Doug for giving us an extra 20 years of memories Friends may call Thursday 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece Chapel. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Vietnam Veterans of America or the Humane Society at Lollypop Farm in his memory. For more information or to sign Craig's online guestbook please visit MeesonFamily.com.

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  1. BARRY:
    CRAIG, YOU AND I RESIDED AT ST. JOSEPH’S VILLA WHEN YOUNGER. TAKE CARE, AND MAY THE LORD WELCOME HIM
    HOME, AND BLESS YOU , AND THE FAMILY DURING YOUR TIME OF LOSS.

    AL RYAN

  2. Craig will be missed by all who had the good fortune of knowing him. I had that opportunity at work and a few get togethers outside of work.
    Our deepest sympathy goes out to the whole family. Walt & Judy Koopman

  3. Dear Mary Ellen and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Craig was a beautiful person. May the memories you have of him help in your healing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Much sympathy,

    Eileen, Doug and family (Herman’s daughter)

  4. Dear Mary Ellen:

    Sorry to hear about Craig’s passing. We really enjoyed chatting with you at all the Butz ‘events’, most recently the last summer picnic/reunion held in Lancaster, PA. Steve and I will keep you and your family in our prayers.
    Take care and God Bless.
    Craig’s cousin, Ketty (and husband Steve)

  5. Marry Ellen and Family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Craig will be missed by us all.
    Mike and Chari

  6. Mary Ellen ,
    I was so sorry to see this in the paper today. I remember Craig from so many years ago. You and your family will be in my prayers.

  7. Mary Ellen,
    How truly sorry we were to hear of Craig’s passing and the conclusion of his recent difficult journey. We will always remember the great efforts of you both to make that long journey for family events in the Lancaster area. Your generosity of spirit was MOST appreciated and the memory of Craig’s gentle spirit will always be present in our hearts.
    Please accept our deepest condolences in the name of the entire Butz family!!!
    Sylvia and Don

  8. May beautiful memories light your way through this sad time.
    With sincere sympathy for your loss.
    I knew Craig from years ago and enjoyed working with him. He was a remarkable man. He will be missed.

  9. My thoughts and Prayers are with the Butz family and it’s been a blessing to have been a part of Craigs life the past 20 years. Sincerely, Doug

  10. Thanks for all the couzin visits in Pa and in Florida and Arizona….The Memories are always precious especially of the fun times Craig and Mary Ellen had together while Ken and I were with you….Fun times always bring back those picnics in the summertime…The joy of becoming Pop-Pop was so special and always lite up the smile on Craigs’ face when he heard those precious words…We Love You……Ken & Toot

    Cousin Jay and Ray and Faye send their memories and love too…all of our hearts, tears and smiles are with all of you in Craigs’ Celebration of his life….

    He was the special Husband, Dad and now Pop-Pop….Thanks for sharing him with the family visits….We Love you all…

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