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Schuylkill County Obituaries

Thomas F. Butler, 70 – Served as a Fire Chief

Thomas F. Butler, 70, of Altamont Boulevard, Frackville, died Friday Feb. 21, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street.

Born Aug. 15, 1949, in Hazle Township, he was a son of the late Stephen and Clara (Kripp) Butler.

He was a truck driver before retiring working for Venezia Trucking, Limerick; Tbt Trucking and All Steel both of Hazleton.

Tom was a volunteer firefighter at several area fire companies and served as fire chief in Blackcreek and Brandonville.

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In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Stephen Butler.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Lois (Knipe) Butler; two sons, Timothy L. Butler and his wife, Sarah, of Weatherly, and Robert A. Butler and his wife, Erica, of Frackville; brother, Anthony Bien, of Linglestown; grandchildren, Kasie, Kandy, Tray, Seth and Demetri.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to of Eastern Pa., 100 N. 20th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103.

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