Francis “Butch” DeLaurentiis, age 57, of 218 Pennsylvania Avenue, Trumansburg, passed away on Monday, November 15, 2004 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born on March 12, 1947 in Ithaca, Butch was the son of Joseph and Martha Harvey DeLaurentiis. He was a graduate of the Trumansburg High School.

 Butch had been employed by Distributor Data Forms in Cortland for many years.

 A long-standing member of the Trumansburg Golf Course, Butch’s love for golf was seconded only by his enthusiasm for bowling. He also enjoyed watching many sports on TV.

 In addition to his parents, Butch was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Christa Rose Amsbaugh.

Butch is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Sharon L. DeLaurentiis of Trumansburg; one daughter, Dana (John) Amsbaugh of Elizabethtown, PA; two sons, Christopher DeLaurentiis of Baltimore, MD and Edward (Tina) Drake of Hope Mills, NC; six grandchildren, Keaton, Garrett and Rebecca Amsbaugh and Corey, Bethany and Samantha Drake; two brothers, Thomas (Julia) DeLaurentiis of Morris and Anthony (Judy) DeLaurentiis of Trumansburg; two sisters, Anne Haus of Trumansburg and Jean (John) Park of Interlaken and several nieces and nephews.

A Catholic Prayer Service will be held at St. James the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Trumansburg on Friday, November 19, 2004 at 11:00 am with the Rev. Eugene O’Hara, OFM Cap. officiating.

 In keeping with the family’s wishes, no calling hours have been scheduled.

 The family invites all of Butch’s friends to join them, at Camel’s Restaurant, immediately following the church services.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Butch’s memory may be directed to the American Heart Assn., P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY  13220-3049.

The family has entrusted arrangements to the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South St., Trumansburg.1-888-534-5446.

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