Barbara (nee Zitzka) Butler, age 102, of North Tonawanda, died Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at Kenmore Mercy Hospital. Born February 21, 1916 in Tonawanda, she was the daughter of the late Wendell and Barbara (nee Baumgartner) Zitzka and had been a lifelong resident of the Tonawandas.
She was the wife of the late James C. Butler, who died March 6, 1996; mother of Mary-Elizabeth (Lewis) McCaw of Palm Coast, Florida and Jamie (Richard) Butler-Domis of North Tonawanda; grandmother of Katherine (Michael) Snowney, Meaghan (Joseph) Sowinski and Sarah (Jeffrey) Pascucci; great-grandmother of Kiera Snowney, Madeleine and Tyler Sowinski, and Amelia and Nora Pascucci; and sister of Dorothy Foels and the late Wendell, George and Donald Zitzka, Teresa Mayer, and Anna Gomlovits. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 5-8 PM on Friday only at the HAMP FUNERAL HOME, Inc., 37 Adam Street at Seymour, Tonawanda. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM Saturday at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 64 Center Avenue at Oliver Street, North Tonawanda; the Rev. Gary Szczepankiewicz officiating. Friends invited. Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda. If desired, memorials to the North Tonawanda Inter-Church Food Pantry, 100 Ridge Road, North Tonawanda, NY 14120, are preferred by the family.