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Our "one-of-a-kind," A.J. Butkovich, husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully, after a long illness on April 10, 2006.

He was born to Mary Frkovich and Nicholas Butkovich on March 30, 1932, in Park City. He was proud to be a Park City native and predicted early that his town would be a success.

He served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955. He was a long-time member of Park City BPOE, Lodge No. 734, and an active member of the Utah Elks Association, and had many special friends.

He married Geneva Blanks (Genny B) and raised his family in the Salt Lake City/Park City area. He was a long-time service station owner/operator in Park City and other local areas.

He leaves behind his wife, Genny B; sons, Joseph and Ron; daughter, Susan (Chris) Somers; sister, Cheryl McCandless; grandchildren: Jennifer, Nicole, Anthony and Mitch; three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Nicholas.

The family would like to express their appreciation to "Hospice For Utah" — Nolan, Rob, Doug et al. They provided a special support to A.J. and Genny. "They were always there for us."

Please no flowers; in lieu of flowers, make donations to Utah Elks Association "Camp Wapiti" or the Park City Historical Society or your favorite charity. Cremation per his request. Private services will be held at a later date.

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