Robert Butler, Sr.

Obituary of Robert C. Butler, Sr.

Butler, Robert C. “Bobby” Sr., 67, left us unexpectedly on Sunday September 27, 2020. Bobby was the son of the late Myron and Helen Butler. He was welcomed by his son Robert C. Butler Jr. along with his brothers Mickey, Jimmy, and Joey, and sisters Sandy Endres and JoAnn Reimann. Bobby was a graduate of Van Rensselaer High School class of 1971. After graduation Bobby attended the Police Academy and Montour Falls Fire Academy. Prior to his 25 year career as a police officer at the Rensselaer Police Department, Bobby held many hats. He was a chef at SUNY Albany, firetruck driver for the city of Rensselaer, and a school bus driver for the Rensselaer City School District. Bobby is a life member of the James Hill Hook & Ladder Firehouse, life member of the Hudson Mohawk Firemen Association, and former president of the Rensselaer PBA. Bobby was an avid horse lover, motorcycle and four wheeler enthusiast and a doting grandfather to his four grandchildren. Some of his favorite pastimes were being with his friends and spending time at his happy place, his camp in Brant Lake. Bobby loved to tinker and was a jack of all trades who could fix almost anything. He leaves behind his wife Bonnie Butler (Mark); significant other Jen Packard and her son Mikey; daughters Brooke and Brittany (Dan); his four grandchildren MacKenzie, Alexis, Aaliyah, and Clay; Clover and Arianna; his siblings Janet McCauley, Linda Remington, Donny (Darlene) Butler, Wesley Butler, Liz (Kenny) Bloomer, and brother-in-law Billy (Deb) Reimann; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the family Sunday, October 4th from 3pm to 6pm at the WJ Lyons Jr Funeral Home 1700 Washington Ave Rensselaer, NY. Funeral Mass will be private at the convenience of the family. Due to COVID-19 restrictions facial coverings are required along with social distancing and occupancy limitations. In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions to be made to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), 199 Water Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10038 or towards Bobby's funeral expenses using the link below. The members of the James Hill Hook and Ladder Fire Co. are requested to meet at the W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home, Sunday at 5 PM to conduct a service for our departed member.
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Sunday
4
October

Visitiation

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday, October 4, 2020
W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home Inc.
1700 Washington Ave.
Rensselaer, New York, United States
518-286-3400
Visitation
Sunday
4
October

James Hill Hook and Ladder Fire Co.

5:00 pm - 5:10 pm
Sunday, October 4, 2020
W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home Inc.
1700 Washington Ave.
Rensselaer, New York, United States
518-286-3400
The members of the James Hill Hook and Ladder Fire Co. are requested to meet at the funeral home Sunday at 5PM to conduct a service for our departed member

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