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James "Jim" Butzer

November 21, 1962 — October 17, 2014

Word has been received of the death of James Joseph "Jim" Butzer, age 51 of Saranac Lake who died on October 17, 2014.

Jim was a retired New York State Trooper and had owned and operated Club Saranac gym in Saranac Lake for many years. He also was a member of the Saranac Lake Elk’s Club BPOE 1508.

He is the beloved son of Lawrence T. and Mary Jane (Kobiolka) Butzer; dearest brother of Kathleen (Fred) Marshall, Eugene (Cathleen) Butzer, Joseph (Cindy) Butzer, Alan Butzer and the late Lawrence T. Butzer, III; also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; cherished grandson of the late Lawrence (Gertrude) Butzer and the late Joseph (Estelle) Kobiolka.

Friends may call Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, 10634 Main St. (Rte. 62), North Collins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Saturday at 10 AM from Epiphany of Our Lord Church, Langford.

A memorial mass will also take place in Saranac Lake on Wednesday October 29, 2014 at 11:00 AM at St. Bernard’s Church. A reception will follow at the Saranac Lake Elks Club. Local arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake.

Friends wishing to remember Jim may make memorial contributions to the New York State Troopers PBA Signal 30 Fund in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at

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