Donald A. Butts, 66, of Batavia died Friday (June 3, 2011) in Rochester.
He was born in Dunkirk, NY on November 30, 1944 a son of the late Frank and Julia Barber Butts.
Mr. Butts was a principal of Albion Central Primary School prior to his retirement. He was a loyal and dedicated educator with an intense desire to motivate his staff. He was a member and past president of the Albion Rotary Club where he received the Paul Harris Award for exemplary service. Participating in fundraising activities was one of his enjoyments and educating his children was his strong passion in life. Being a good example to his children was one of his strong traits. Sunday mornings were dedicated to making pancakes for his family after church. Don was a member of the School Administrators Association of NYS and Ascension Parish in Batavia.
Surviving is his wife of over 42 years, Marie A. Panek Butts whom he married on June 29, 1968. Two daughters and sons in law; Michelle and Brian Trott of Pittsford, NY and Melissa and Ruhong Ma of Bethesda, MD. His son and daughter in law, Donald J. and Kristen Butts of Milford, CT. Two grandchildren, Ashley and Brandon Trott. A brother, Richard Butts of Fredonia, NY A sister, Shirley Schaffer of North Carolina. His mother in law, Violet (late Albert) Panek of Elba. Brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. He was the brother of the late Frank and Robert Butts.
Family and friends may call Monday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 PM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATVIA where prayers will be Tuesday at 9:15 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Church). Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Those desiring may make memorials to the Donald Butts Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net
Arrangements were entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA. RONALD P. KONIECZNY, DIRECTOR & VETERAN.