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Butkovich, David Francis
David Francis Butkovich, 74, of Gautier, MS passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at his residence.

He was born Dec. 30, 1938 in Galesburg, IL and moved to Mississippi Gulf Coast in 1977. He graduated from Corpus Christi High School in Galesburg, IL. Mr. Butkovich was a U.S.Navy Veteran having served from 1956-1959 with Petty Officer EN-3 rank. He was President/ Owner of Air Masters, Inc. from 1987-1997 in Gautier, MS and also President/ Owner of Mechanical Service Inc. in Galesburg, IL from 1967-1977. He was a member of St. Marys Catholic Church in Gautier, Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors Assoc., Home Builders Assoc., Refrigeration Service Engineers Society, Chamber of Commerce, American Business Club, American Federation of Musicians. Mr. David enjoyed sailing, golfing, and playing Jazz guitar.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank Jargo Butkovich and Victoria Sepich Butkovich.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Patricia Dennis Butkovich, Gautier; sister, Mary Butkovich Parmenter (Roger), Galesburg, IL; one niece and three nephews, Denise Parmenter Ashford, Littleton, CO; Jeff Parmenter, Morton, IL; Greg Parmenter, Galesburg, IL; John Parmenter (Kim), Aurora, CO; three great nieces and two great nephews.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11am Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. Msgr. Ernest Pizzamiglio will officiate. Visitation will be from 10-11 am Thursday at the chapel. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Galesburg, IL. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to St. Vincent De Paul. You may send your condolences to his family at www.h-p-w.com
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