James Pierce Butler, Jr., formerly of Wyomissing, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at the age of 72. Born in Rockville Center, Long Island, NY, Jimmy was a son of the late James Pierce, Sr. and Mary Louise (Dillenback) Butler, and resided in Hummelstown. A 1964 graduate of Wyomissing High School, Jimmy earned a BA in Economics from Albright College, and pursued graduate studies at the Penn State Harrisburg Campus. He worked in the commercial loan departments of various area banks. Among Jim’s many interests was a love of antique and classic cars and airplanes, amateur photography and coin collecting. He was a very active member of the Antique Automobile Club of America, Hershey, since 1968, the Auburn, Cord Duesenberg Club, Auburn, IN, the Classic Car Club of America, Chicago, and the Society of Automotive Historians. The oldest of four children, Jim is survived by his brother Thomas H., husband of Susan, Robesonia; and sisters O. Susan Butler, partner of Mary Louise Huth, Los Angeles, Cal., and Mary Louise Butler Pergler, wife of Carl, St. Michaels, MD. A memorial service will be held Monday, February 4, 2019, at 10:00am at Christ Episcopal Church, 435 Court Street, Reading, PA. Friends may call Sunday evening, February 3, from 5:00-7:00pm at Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home 739 Penn Avenue, West Reading. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jimmy’s honor may be made to the AACA Museum at www.aacamuseum.org. Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc., West Reading, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be recorded at www.kuhnfuneralhomes.com. Read Less
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of James Butler January 26 2019.
Death notice for the town of: West Reading, state: Pennsylvania