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Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Rose De Berardinis; two daughters, Rosemarie Rushford and Linda Omilin; two sons, Louis De Berardinis and Leonard F. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, August 11, from 5-7 p.m. To leave the family a message of condolence or to light a “Candle of Remembrance,” please visit Age 70, of Mecklenburg, passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2017. Butch is survived by his daughter, Tina Marie (Joel) Beckman of Lodi; two sons, Chip (Michelle) Searles of Mecklenburg, and Todd (Sarah) Searles of Trumansburg; and seven grandchildren, Samantha Stevenson, Nathan Stevenson, Logan Searles, Trevor Searles, Hailie Searles, Hannah Brennan and Olivia Searles.
He was predeceased by his wife of 46 years, Betsy Searles.
The Hartford-Springfield region is known as the Knowledge Corridor because it hosts over 160,000 university students and over 32 universities and liberal arts colleges – the second-highest concentration of higher-learning institutions in the United States.
Springfield has several nicknames – "The City of Firsts", because of its many innovations (see below for a partial list); "The City of Homes", due to its Victorian residential architecture; and "Hoop City", as basketball – one of the world's most popular sports – was invented in Springfield by James Naismith.He attended the Elderhostel and ROAD Scholar program in Athens at Ohio University. Army Air Force veteran of World War II, serving in the 3505th AAF Base Unit. Decatur St., Watkins Glen, with Father Steve Lape as celebrant.He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church. Tony is survived by his wife of 23 years, Connie Pikaart De Berardinis; his children, Joan (Merwin) Brown of Lodi, NJ, Robert (Susan) De Berardinis of Athens, AL, Anthony D. Pikaart of Columbus, OH, Lori (Dan) Brooks of Athens, OH, and Cindy (Vern) Castle of Guysville, OH; several grandchildren; several great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a sister, Carmela (Eddie) Natale of Franklin Square, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 12 at 10 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Watkins Glen.Butch spent many years teaching and mentoring young adults in hunter safety and various shooting disciplines. When Pirrie died in 1924 the car passed to his brother-in-law the honourable Alexander Montgomery Carlisle, the chief designer at Harland and Wolff, who had the car body converted to a cabriolet.