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Thomas E. Butcher

October 24, 1953 — November 30, 2023

Thomas E. Butcher, 70, of Austintown, passed away Thursday morning, November 30th at his residence after an extended illness.

He was born October 26, 1953 in Painesville, OH, a son of William and Florence (Smith) Butcher.

Tom was a 1972 graduate of Jefferson High School. He worked as a track inspector for the CSX railroad for 40 years, retiring in 2013.

He married the former Debbie J. Hammond on October 10, 1987. They shared 36 years of marriage and many happy memories together. She survives him.

To was a member of the Lake Milton Fat Man's Club. He enjoyed listening to music, gardening, and working in his yard. Tom's greatest joy was his family. He loved spending time with them and having parties and gatherings.

Besides his wife, Tom is survived by two stepsons; Steven (Dawnyel) Karash, of Greenford, and David Karash, of Canfield. He also leaves behind six siblings; William (Laura) Butcher, Peggy Libby, Ruth (Harold) Blakemore, Connie Wheeler, Dana (Paul) Reilly, and Randy (Leanne) Butcher; three grandchildren; Emily Butcher, Hope Karash, and Nevets Karash; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Michael Butcher, a brother Robert Butcher, and a sister, Barbara Butcher.

Private memorial services will be held for the family.

Arrangements for Mr. Butcher are being provided by the Lane Funeral Home Austintown Chapel, 5795 Mahoning Ave., Austintown.

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