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Alfred L. Buterbaugh Jr.

BUTERBAUGH---Alfred L. Jr. “Pook,” 67, Parkhill, died June 3, 2018, at Memorial Medical Center. Born July 16, 1950, in Johnstown, son of Alfred L. Sr. and Joan (Erwin) Buterbaugh. Preceded in death by parents; and brothers, Robert P. and Jeffrey L. Survived by wife, former Linda A. Wentz; children, Brian K. Buterbaugh, East Taylor; Kimberly L. Buterbaugh, Parkhill; and Tennille M. Smay, wife of Michael, Parkhill; grandchildren, Justin McDannell, Johnstown; Breanna Andrews, Conemaugh; Brittany Estok, Ferndale; Alexsis Smay, Parkhill; Anthony V. Plows Jr., Parkhill; and Michael Smay Jr., Parkhill; great-granddaughter, Annalise Smith, Ferndale; brothers and sisters, Leona (John) Koval, Johnstown; Obert G. (Paige) Buterbaugh, Gettysburg; Richard A. Buterbaugh, Rhode Island; and Carol J. (Alfredo) Verissimo, Conn.; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, special friend, Cheryl “BTS” Yernaux, and her children, Danielle and Ricky and her grandson, Caleb; special friend, Keyla Cramer, Johnstown; and former son-in-law, Anthony V. Plows Sr. Survived also by his furry friends, Shelby Lynn, Midnight Boots, Daisy Mae and Shiloh. 1970 Graduate of Conemaugh Valley High School. US Army Veteran. Alfred worked for 33 years at Freight Car America as a fabricator. He was a member and Past Commander of Parkhill American Legion Post #970, member of Conemaugh PNA, Conemaugh Fire Club, Franklin VFW and Woodvale Olympic Club. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and boating. For many years, alongside his wife, he played Santa for area organizations. Alfred and Linda visited homebound children with disabilities so that they too could visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. He enjoyed bringing that Christmas joy to children and also spending time with his family and friends. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, Conemaugh, where Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, with Rev. Dave Streets officiating. Interment, Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Graveside military rites will be accorded by Menoher Post #155 Ritual team. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com

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I'm so sorry for your loss. I'd like to share some real hope with you. In Psalms 146:4 tells the condition of the dead. In Acts 24:15 the bible promises a resurrection of our loved ones back to earth. When Jesus resurrected Lazarus from the dead, he brought him back to earth. He's going to do that on a much larger scale in the future. In Psalms 37:11+29 says man will live forever on the earth in peace. That was God's original purpose, for Adam and Eve to live forever in the garden of eden. God's purpose hasn't changed. In Isaiah 45:18 says God created the earth to be inhabited. That's why he gave his son to die for us, John 3:16, so we could have everlasting life. In Revelation 21:4 says there'll be no more pain or death. Since there's no pain or death in heaven, those are future conditions on earth under God's kingdom arrangement. JW.org

Joy Holt Jun 8 2018 12:00 AM

Linda, Pete and I want to send our love and condolences. Memory eternal...

Anna and Peter vuckovich Jun 5 2018 12:00 AM

I remember all the fun times as kids climbing trees, riding bikes, sleeping out in the yard in the summer and hanging out at Rosss story. Ill miss you buddy.

Bob Mesaros Jun 5 2018 12:00 AM

Prayers and may you enjoy eternal happiness with the Lord!

Richard Litzinger Jun 5 2018 12:00 AM

Growing up in Park Hill was a wonderful thing. I Shared a lot of adventures with Pook. With Pook any event could easily turn into an adventure of epic proportions. He was fun to be around and will be greatly missed.

Earl Cooper Jun 5 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Alfred Buterbaugh Jr.

Brittney Jun 4 2018 12:00 AM

My husband Jim Gonda always talked about Al, and what a great guy he was. Unfortunately I lost him in 2016, but I wanted you to know that you have my sympathy, and, prayers. (They worked together at Freight Car America) Patricia Gonda

Patricia Gonda Jun 4 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Linda and family, I cant say how sorry for your loss. Pook was a good person with a big heart to help anyone. The Lord said, it was time to come home and suffer no more. RIP Pook.

Kathy Goughnour Jun 4 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Alfred Buterbaugh Jr.

Kimberly Jun 4 2018 12:00 AM

Linda and family I am so sorry for you loss. There are no words that will make the pain and heart ache any less. I know that Pook is walking with God and watching over all of you. He was a great husband, father and friend. May God Bless you all. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Barbara Dundore Jun 4 2018 12:00 AM

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