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Richard "Gabby" Butterfuss

October 15, 1933 — June 9, 2024


Richard "Gabby" Butterfuss, 90, of Ridgway, passed away at his home on Sunday, June 9, 2024.

He was born on October 16, 1933, in Ridgway, the son of the late Donald and Edna Gerg Butterfuss.

On April 16, 1956, Richard married the late Joanne "Kaye" Luchs, who preceded him in death on September 22, 2018.

Richard was a dedicated member of St. Leo Catholic Church, devoting many years to teaching CCD to the community's youth. He served in the United States Navy. Richard was known for his passion and dedication to coaching baseball, his love for playing in the band, and his enjoyment of country music. An avid crossword puzzle enthusiast, Richard also held the prestigious title of Past President of the Musician Union.

He is survived by 5 children; Toni (Francis) Funair of Cranberry Twp, Ruth (Richard) Anderson of Ridgway, John (Sue) Butterfuss of Ridgway, Mary (Jack) Kalonowski of Washington, and Lisa (Leroy) Fergusson of Ridgway, 16 grandchildren, Chanin, Mario, Amber, Maria, Lacey, Renee, Steven, Brody, Melissa, Steve, Bob, David, Paula, Ross, Sean, and Jennifer, and 24 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Gene Butterfuss and Donald Butterfuss, a sister, Peggy Kozowski, 2 granddaughters, Rebecca and Alexandria, and a great-granddaughter, Maggie.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 17, 2024, at 10:00 AM at St. Leo Catholic Church, 111 Depot Street, Ridgway, PA 15853, with Fr. Justin Pino officiating.

Burial will follow at St. Leo Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 16, 2024, at Krise Funeral Home, 130 Center St., Ridgway, PA 15853, from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM.

Krise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 130 Center Street, Ridgway, PA 15853 is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be offered to the family at
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