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“Prayers for Ken. A dear friend to me and my mother. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Billy Hoole/Rita Allen(deceased) - FL

“I grew up in Newton with Ken, whom I called Kibbe. We went to the same school and church. He was a cool kid who loved sports.He could always make me...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Mary Lou Hughes - Needham, MA

“Please accept my sincerest condolences on the loss of Ken.Mybrother and I had the good fortune to meet Ken at the West Roxbury YMCA where he...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Michael Kenney - West Roxbury, MA

“Malden YMCA; Camp Madaca; visits to Florida; SMERSH; Epic Whist Games,; Great Memories. You meant a lot to a lot of people. RIP my Friend. ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Rich Giannattasio - North Reading, MA


Waltham – Mr. Kenneth I. Butler, of Waltham, died Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. He was 81.

Ken was born in Boston on August 22, 1937, a son of the late Chandler and Hope (Bernard) Butler. He was raised in Newtonville where he lived before moving to Waltham twenty-eight years ago.

He was a graduate of Newton High and Boston University. While a student at BU he took a part-time job at the Newton YMCA and later spent his career working at the Y, most recently as youth director in Malden.

He loved all Boston sports but grew up a Boston Braves fan, turning to the Red Sox only when the Braves moved to Milwaukee in 1953. He was a follower of the Olympics and attended six Summer Olympics around the globe over the past several decades.

He leaves his best friend and brother, Alan B. Butler of Waltham, his cherished brother and sister cats, Wensleydale and Tilsit, and many cousins and their families with whom he shared many happy memories of their growing up years.

Funeral services are private.