The Times West Virginian


September 19, 2013

James Butcho

James Emory Butcho, 88, of Rivesville, passed away Tuesday (Sept. 17, 2013) at his residence.

He was born Oct. 24, 1924, at Grays Landing, Pa., a son of the late Joe Butcho and Rose Mizack Butcho.

Jim is survived by his wife, Betty Anderson Fisher Butcho of Rivesville; one son, Phil Butcho and wife Kim of Smithfield, Pa.; a daughter, Linda Collins and husband Chuck of Masontown, Pa.; a granddaughter, Maggie Collins of Masontown, Pa.; three grandsons, Phillip J. “PJ” Butcho and wife Erin of Hopwood, Pa., Ryan Butcho of Morgantown, and Justin Butcho and wife Liz of Smithfield, Pa.; two great-grandchildren, Brooks Butcho and Reagan Butcho; three stepsons, Randy Fisher and wife Robin of Rivesville, Donnie Fisher and wife Sandy of LaPlata, Md., and Michael Fisher and wife Misti of Rivesville; stepdaughters, Kim Eddy and husband Fred of Fairview, and Pam Gray and husband Jeff of Mannington; step-grandchildren, Amber Fisher, Hope and Lucas Sayle, Adriane and Matthew Martin, Michael and Carly Fisher, Kaitlyn Gray, Cody Lambert and Cetera; and step-great-grandchildren, Aryanna Martin, Elijah Sayle and Kenna. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his first wife, Maggie Vannicola Butcho, in 1985; four brothers, John Butcho, Gaza Butcho, Steve Butcho and Andy Butcho; and a sister, Margaret Vaslavsky.

Jim was a World War II veteran having served in the U.S. Navy. He was a retired coal miner from Duquesne Light, Local 6310. He enjoyed bowling every day. He was a member of the VFW Post 6303, Greensboro, Pa., and the American Legion Post 499 in Point Marion, Pa.

Family and friends may call at Masters Funeral Home, 209 Main St., Mannington, from 4-7 p.m. Friday. Visitation will also be held at Yoskovich Funeral Home in Carmichaels, Pa., from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. The Rev. Father John M. Bauer will celebrate the Mass at 12:30 p.m. at St. Hugh Roman Catholic Church in Carmichaels, Pa. Interment at Monongahela Hill Cemetery, Greensboro (Mapletown), Pa., with military honors by the Carmichaels Honor Guard composed of members of Cumberland American Legion Post 400 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3491.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

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