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Marvin L. Butts
1955 - 2018
Marvin Lee Butts, Jr., 62, of San Diego, California, passed away on February 23, 2018. The funeral service will be held at a later date at Camp Butler in Springfield, IL. Reverend John Thomas will be officiating. Marvin was born in Chicago, IL on October 22, 1955 the son of Marvin Butts and Lewis and Betty Allen Johnson. Marvin joined the U.S. Army after high school, where he spent 14 years stationed in various places in the United States and Germany. He served during the first Gulf War. Marvin is survived by one son, Dan Butts (wife, Andrea) of Bremerton, Washington; one daughter, Suzanne Butts of New York City, New York, one sister, Glenda (husband, Kirk) Tabor of Champaign, Illinois; two brothers, James (wife, Patricia) Butts; and Russell (wife, Wayna) Butts both of Big Spring, Texas; one aunt, Lori (husband, Merwin) Taylor of Las Vegas Nevada, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Marvin was preceded in death by his parents and step-father, three uncles, two aunts, maternal and paternal grandparents, and several cousins. He worked as a mechanic for many years before his death and a member of the Lutheran faith. He was avid reader and listened to a variety of music but his favorite band was Metallica. Memorials can be made to the Helping Paw Fund at carecentercu.org. (Posted 04/18/2018)
Christopher Stanley Lekanides
March 11, 1959 - March 22, 2018
Christopher was a chef and love to cook, he also enjoyed fishing and the outdoors. Son of Late Mother Muriel and Sister Beth Survived by Brothers Paul, George, Steven, Sister in laws Dee and chris and Sons Nicholas and Joshua and nieces and nephews
David R. Silvestri
David R. Silvestri was born in Chicago on April 6, 1932 to Alfonso Royal Silvestri and Dorothy Irene Jasper.
He lived in Winchester, Calif., for more than 20 years, died on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego after a brief illness.
He is survived by his wife, Betty, sons Mark (Virginia), Chris and Scott (Lori), and daughter, Jill (Ron). He is also survived by two sisters, Doreen and Donna, five granddaughters and four grandsons.
He graduated from Chicago Vocational High School on the city’s South Side. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Following his military service, he graduated from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Ill. with bachelor’s degree in English.
He held various jobs throughout his life including radio announcer and television reporter. For most of his career, he worked public affairs. He was director of public affairs at Columbus Cuneo Cabrini Hospital in Chicago and later held a similar position at Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago. He also worked in public affairs at the American Hospital Association and for the federal government for 25 years.
He also had a brief career in movies and had a brief speaking role in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
A memorial service is planned for April 6 at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church in Winchester, Calif. In lieu flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. (Posted 03/06/2018)
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