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Frank “Shoeshine” Buttaro, Sr., 87, widow of Margaret (Stigura) Buttaro, passed away at home on February 4, 2012 with his family by his side.

Born in Phoenixville, he was the son of the late Frank Buttaro and Justina (Forte) Buttaro.

He is survived by 3 sons, Frank, Jr. and his wife Louise of Pottstown. David, and his wife Cheryl, of Pottstown. Ron, of Boyertown. Daughter Lori McGeehan, and her husband Kenny of Douglassville and Sue Boettlin, and her husband Scott, of Pottstown, with whom he resided. Grandchildren, Michael Buttaro, Peter Buttaro, Frank Buttaro III, Nicholas Buttaro, Lindsay Buttaro, Rachel Buttaro, Ryan Buttaro, Mason Buttaro, and Margo McGeehan. Last living child of nine, he was preceded in death by brothers, John, Emilio, Daniel, Gaetano, and Edward Buttaro. And sisters Rose Buttaro, Clotilda McGinn, and Concetta Meszros.

Frank was a WWII Veteran who served in the 778th Battalion, starting at the Battle of the Bulge. He worked for Doehler-Jarvis for 32 years and retired in 1986. Frank was a member of the Pottstown Area Senior Center, he was a member of the former Maria Assunta Lodge, where he ran bingo for several years. He was a 3rd degree, father bally council, Knights of Columbus. He was also a past president of local musicians association, Pottstown.

He enjoyed watching the Phillies and Eagles, and spending time with his family. He loved music and dancing. He was loved and cherished by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, 11:00 AM at St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, Pottstown. Burial will follow at St. John’s Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday from 8:30-10:15 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown.

Memorial Contributions may be made in Frank’s memory to the Pottstown Area Senior Center, Building Fund, 724 N. Adams St., Pottstown, PA 19464.

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