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Carol Butzow

Carol Butzow (Hollander)

Thursday, December 31st, 1942 - Sunday, July 19th, 2020
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Dr. Carol Butzow 77 was the daughter of Eunice Gleason Hollander and Joseph Hollander, Olean NY.

Carol was educated in the public schools of Olean NY and graduated in 1960 from Olean high school. She attended Saint Bonaventure University where she earned the degree in Social Studies education and met her husband John Butzow. She completed her education with master’s degree in history from Colgate University, a masters in reading education from the University of Maine and a doctoral degree in Educational Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She started her professional teaching career as a
Social Studies teacher in Greece, New York. She continued her teaching in Old Town ME, Bangor ME, and then taught reading in the schools in Marion Center, PA at the end of her career she was the teacher of English as a second language at Eisenhower elementary school In Indiana, PA .

Carol is survived by her daughters Karen From Indiana, PA and Kristen Franck and her husband William Franck of Richmond, VA. She has three grandchildren Alexander, Delilah, and Scarlett Franck. Carol is also survived by her husband of 54 years John Butzow.

She was a scholar in reading education, presented research papers at International Reading Association meetings in the United States, Edinburgh Scotland, and Stockholm Sweden. She also co-authored eight books for teaching elementary school using children's literature along with her husband John.
Carol was an avid traveler who gained this interest for going abroad from writing to her childhood pen pal in Germany - Renate Reski with whom she has been corresponding with for 67 years. Renate and her husband Reinhold have become close friends and have visited back and forth often. Carol and her family have been able to travel extensively abroad in Europe- including Austria, Germany, The Czech Republic, Italy, Greece, and the Ukraine. Later, Carol enjoyed traveling up and down the Coast from Maine to Florida. Her favorite was visiting OBX and going to see her grandchildren.

Carol is a survivor of serious case of heart failure which she fought successfully for more than seven years using an LVAD device which kept her heart functioning. She and her family are incredibly grateful to the Cardiovascular Institute at Allegany General Hospital for giving her additional years of life with this technology. We also want to thank VNA and Hospice for giving such outstanding care. They made it possible for Carol to go on her own terms- in her house, surrounded by her family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday morning, July 22nd at 10:00 AM at St. Thomas More University Parish in Indiana with Father Tage Danielson O.F.M., Cap. Face masks and social distancing are required. Service arrangements are under the direction of the Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home of Indiana. Cremation was at Rairigh-Bence Crematory. Her final resting place will be at the St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegheny, New York.

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    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 | 10:00am
    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 10:00am
    St. Thomas More University Parish
    1200 Oakland Ave.
    INDIANA, PA 15701
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    Father Tage Danielson O.F.M., Cap


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Richard J Lamberski, PhD

Posted at 09:32pm
Carol & John have been so kind to me over the years. Wonderful memories of Florida & Indiana gatherings. Rest In Peace Carol; John you cared so long!

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Diane Holby

Posted at 04:52pm
So sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. Love the photo of Carol. She had a great sense of humor and I really enjoyed knowing her. I have fond memories, she was a wonderful woman. Distance hugs and sympathy. Diane Holby

Larry Feldman and Margaret Stempien

Posted at 02:55pm
Our deepest sympathies to you, John, and your family. Margaret and I have really enjoyed our many conversations with you over the years.

Michael Pierce

Posted at 11:00pm
I watched the funeral on youtube. The music was lovely. Just the way she would have wanted it.

Judy Kinter

Posted at 03:33pm
I have fond memories of Carol and John and friends having lunch along the water in Florida. Carol always had good stories to tell, and I enjoyed hearing about her travels. She will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure to know her. In sympathy, Judy Kinter

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965 Philadelphia St
Indiana, PA 15701-3935
724-349-2000 Rairigh - Bence Funeral Home, Inc. of Indiana
965 Philadelphia St
Indiana, PA 15701-3935