In Memoriam


In Memory of

Robert G. Butkiewicz

January 14, 2018


Robert G. Butkiewicz Loving family man, Port Authority staff lieutenant, avid fisherman Robert G. Butkiewicz, 76, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. Born in Jersey City, N.J., he lived in Lyndhurst, N.J., and North Arlington, N.J., before moving to Manahawkin, N.J., in 2002.

Funeral from the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Rd., North Arlington on Friday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. thence to Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington for the Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Entombment is in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. He worked for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey as a staff lieutenant for 36 years retiring as an executive officer at the Holland Tunnel in 1997.

He was a first responder to the World Trade Center bombing in 1993. He was a member of the Starling Club of Lyndhurst, the Village Harbor Fishing Club in Manahawkin, the Port Authority Retired Police Association and the New Jersey Fraternal Order of Police.

Robert was a longtime boat captain and an avid fisherman. He was the beloved husband of Barbara J. (nee Desimone) Butkiewicz, the loving son of Jean Butkiewicz (nee Roszkowski), the devoted father of Deborah Cummins and her husband, Steve, and Robert A. Butkiewicz and his wife, Kimberly A.; the cherished grandfather of Alexis R. Butkiewicz, and the dear brother of Stephen A Butkiewicz.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciates donations made to Court Appointed Special Advocates, Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties, 150 Boulevard, Suite 3, Washington, N.J. 07920.

Published in Star-Ledger on Jan. 17, 2018


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