Charles “Butch” Slaughter

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His parents named him Charles but his nickname was Butch; it meshed nicely with his ornery personality. With his outgoing personality he could talk easily with just about anyone. Of course he loved talking even more if he could ruffle some feathers. He loved a party and was the last to leave. He’d entertain with card and Yo Yo tricks he learned as a child. Butch needed to keep busy: he did woodworking, fussed in his yard, built a gazebo and manicured his lawn. When he retired Butch took up fresh water fishing and purchased just about every piece of equipment he could put his hands on. Butch was a big man who could intimidate people but much preferred to settle an argument. He was proud to be a Teamster. In his youth in Glendora he was a star catcher in the Babe Ruth League.

When his first wife, Mary Mullen, died Butch ventured into cooking and baking; his Email was “Baker Butch”. He made a perfect cheesecake and Jewish apple cake. Of course if they weren’t perfect they got thrown away and he’d started again.
Butch played cards and chess to win. If a grandchild wanted to beat him they had to work for it.
His investment in an Ipad got him more than some games to play. On the internet he’d meet Karen Miller, his second wife. In addition to Karen, Butch is survived by his children, Suzy (Jim) Bowser and Diane (Dallas) Dare, sisters, Edith Rudderow and Helen Steffen, and 4 grandchildren.
Come celebrate 67 great years, Tuesday July 22 from 6 to 7:30 pm at Daley Life Celebration Studio, 1518 Kings Hwy., Swedesboro where Storytime will begin at 7:30 pm.
Donations in memory of Butch may be made to Commonwealth Home Health and Hospice of N.E. PA, Regional Hospital, 746 Jefferson Ave, Scranton PA 18510, Attn: Donations

4 thoughts on “Charles “Butch” Slaughter

  1. John Alston

    Charles Butch Slaughter
    also had two step children Cheryl and John alston Butch took me hunting and fishing at Malica hill lake Butch also had given me a mini bike at the age of 11. Butch took good care of my mother and sisters

  2. Patti Fagan Schmied

    Butch was my uncle and was married to my Mom’s sister. He was so fun to be around and it was a pleasure to hang out with him at a family gathering. He was a great husband and father and his daughter Suzy looks so much like him. A great memory of Uncle Butch was when his family threw a surprise 60th birthday party and the extended family were all together and we all had a great time in his honor. He will be missed by us all.

  3. DONNA, FIORE CAPORALE AND FAMILY

    I DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START I HAVE KNOWN BUTCH ALL 64 YRS OF MY LIFE.WHEN HE GREW UP IN GLENDORA I WOULD TAG ALONG TO ALL OF THE FIRE HALL DANCES, GRANNY WOULD TAKE BUTCH AND I TO BINGO ABOUT 3 NIGHTS A WEEK. GROWING OLDER BUTCH MEET MARY WE BECAME INSTANT LIFE LONG FRIENDS MORE LIKE SISTERS, THE VERY FIRST TIME I TOOK MY FUTURE HUSBAND TO MEET SOMEONE IN MY FAMILY, THAT SOME ONE WAS BUTCH, IT WAS THE NIGHT THEY BROUGHT SUZY HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL. WHAT A PROUD AND LOVING FATHER.WHEN FIORE AND I GOT MARRIED WE LIVED IN PHILLY. NOTHING TO DO THERE WE SPENT ALMOST EVERY WEEKEND AT THE WHITE FARM HOUSE FOR YRS EVEN AFTER MY SONS STARTED TO BE BORN, SUZY AND THE BOYS GREW UP LIKE BROTHERS AND SHE WAS THERE SISTER. THERE WERE SO MANY NIGHTS WE WOULD STAY UP PLAYING CARDS. BUTCH LIVED TO HAVE FUN AND LOVED PEOPLE AROUND HIM ALL OF THE TIME.GOD BLESS MARY SHE HAD A HEART OF GOLD AND ALWAYS MADE YOU FEEL WELCOME. THERE WHERE THE MANY COOKOUTS AND BIRTHDAY PARTIES , MARY BUTCH AND I WOULD COOK FOR DAYS. HRS AND HRS OF FUN IN THE POOL.++++++++THERE WERE THE OLD CARS THEY RESTORED TOGETHER AND THE MANY PARADES THEY WERE IN ALWAYS TOGETHER. I HAVE NEVER GOTTEN OVER THE LOSE OF MARY,STILL MISS HER EVERDAY, BUTCH WAS BLESSED IN THE SECOND PART OF HIS LIFE TO FIND SUCH A LOVING WONDERFUL CARING WOMAN AS KAREN, I AM PROUD TO HAVE HER AS A FRIEND, THEY MADE EACH OTHER SO HAPPY. I WOULD LAUGH AT ALL OF THE THINGS THAT WOULD FIND TO DO.THERE WERE FESTIVALS CRUISES, REUNIONS,NIGAGRA FALLS ALWAYS FINDING SOMETHING FUN TO DO EVEN IF IT WAS FISHING AT THE LAKE NEAR THIER HOME. TOO MANY HAPPY FUN MEMORIES TO TALK ABOUT ALL OF THEM BUT THEY WERE ALWAYS FILLED WITH FUN. SUZY, I WILL ALWAYS BE HERE FOR YOU AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL FAMILY. KAREN, THANK YOU FOR MAKING BUTCH SO HAPPY AND FOR LOVING HIM AS MUCH AS HE LOVED YOU.THIS IS A VERY HARD LOSS TO TAKE. I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER UNTILL WE MEET AGAIN. GOD BLESS YOU HAVE SO MANY OF OUR FAMILY MEMBERS TO KEEP YOU COMPANY TELL EVERONE I SEND MY LOVE.

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