In Memorial

Barbara J. Butler

Date of Death: August 9th, 2018
28 in Av 5778


Barbara J. "Boo-Boo" Butler nee Sapoznik, beloved wife of James for nearly 30 years; loving mother of Adam (Fiancee, Dani Guigli) and James (Jessica) Butler; devoted daughter of Evelyn and the late Paul Sapoznik; cherished sister of Susan (Siliano) Montaini and Sandie (the late David) Pluda; dear aunt of Aaron (Jessica) and Joshua (Nikki) Pluda; proud great aunt of Ethan, Addison, Jaxon and Dylan; adoring Dog Mom of Puggle and Cubbie. Chapel service, Monday, 2:30 PM at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Interment Randhill Park Cemetery. Memorial may be made to Orphans of the Storm or Action for Healthy Kids. For information or condolences, (847) 255-3520 or

Service Information

Service : Monday, August 13th at 2:30 pm
Service Location: Shalom Chapel Service -Shalom Memorial Funeral Home

Randhill Park Cemetery
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

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August 16th, 2018

My morning drop-off at Hillcrest was filled with many conversations with Mrs. Butler.

She was honest and caring.

She always offered me a shoulder to cry on and her eyes twinkled when she talked about running.

She amazed me with her testimony about surviving cancer, and it was a joy to see her so excited for the wedding this past spring.

She looked so beautiful when cut off her hair in preparation for the big day!

I will forever on jump rope and think about the peace she would instill in me after lending me her ear and graciously offering me honest advice.

She was so very very proud of her family and her career.

I know that she is at peace and with God, and watching over us.

In fact, as I awoke to enjoy the sunrise this morning, she was in my thoughts.
She would have been enjoying a run and witnessing the beautiful sunrise too.

My prayers are offered for you Butler family, may you allow God to walk next to you during this time of change.

My life will forever be different because of Barb.

~friend, Antioch, IL

August 15th, 2018

Jim,Jimmy and Adam, So very sorry to hear the news about Barb. We all shared such great times on Gages Lake and parties in the neighborhood. She was very special and I will always cherish the friendship we had.

~Scott Dunne
~Friend, Gages Lake Il.

August 13th, 2018

Dear Jim and Sons, So sorry to hear of Barbara's passing. It is a shock, to all that new her. We are thinking of you at this time. Sincerely Scott A.M. Sams Kellan, Magen ,Mabry Sams. Meghan, Tim , Cooper,Miles, Marabella

~Scott A.M. Sams
~family friend, Gyayslake,Illinois

August 13th, 2018

I worked in the front office saw Barb mostly during the summer months, she would always come after a long day at camp, and always with a smile. We would chit chat about what fun things happened during her day. I also work with her Son Jimmy and occasionally see her husband Jim. I know she will be missed by the Park District. Am so sorry for their loss My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. ❤️

~Tena Chirempes
~Worked at Park District, Spring Grove

August 13th, 2018

Dear Jim and family,
I still remember the day I met Barb, at Central Park for Colts sign up or first practice. So, so sorry to hear this sad news. My condolences to all of you.


~Toni Beverley
~, Easton, Pa 18045

August 11th, 2018

When I think of you, the first thing that comes to mind is your positivity. You were upbeat not only to co-workers but to the children that you served.
One special memory was at Jimmy's Char House where you were celebrating your birthday and how eager you were to introduce me and my husband to your family.
Ellen Phillips

~Ellen Phillips
~co-worker, Libertyville, IL

August 11th, 2018

I have not seen Barbara in years, but I have fond memories of spending time with Barb,
Sandie and Susan as a child at their house in Skokie. Our parents were childhood friends and remained friends throughout their lifetime(though friends is not a strong enough word).Barb and I would lament about being the youngest of 3 children, we enjoyed being together. I always admired Barbara's determination to be a competitive athlete. My heartfelt sympathy to Barbara's husband and children, Evie, Susan and Sandie.

~Barb Levine-Busby
~Friend, Lombard, Illinois

August 11th, 2018

Butler Boys,

I’m so terribly sorry to hear of Mrs. Butler’s passing. Barb was a wonderful woman who had a big impact on my life growing up. And over the past several years has also taught my nephews. I will never forget how kind she was to my family and I, and helping me get to school/practice on time. I love you guys. I’m sorry I can’t be there for you. You’re in thoughts in my prayers.

~Kellan Sams
~Friend, Grayslake, IL

August 10th, 2018

Regional Swimming Meet 1974 Janice Kessel

Barb was a swim team mate at Park Ridge Swim Club. We shared many great times together traveling to swimming meets locally or cross country. This photo was in 1974 At a Regional meet in Louisville , Kentucky. Barb was an outstanding swimming and lovely person. My thoughts and prayers are with her family

~Janice Kessel
~Friend, Mount Prospect


Yahrzeit Dates For Barbara J. Butler

Tradition directs us in the evening before the Yahrzeit dates listed below, the anniversary of our loved one's day of death, we are to kindle a candle in our homes as a reminder of their place in our hearts.

Gregorian Date
28th of Av 57798/29/2019
28th of Av 57808/18/2020
28th of Av 57818/6/2021
28th of Av 57828/25/2022
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