Eleptheria “Lefty” (Arfaras) Butchko, 82
POLAND - Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, with the Rev. Steve Denas officiating, for Eleptheria “Lefty”(Arfaras) Butchko, 82, formerly of Campbell, who passed away Friday at home, after a brief illness, surrounded by her loving husband, Paul, and family.
Eleptheria “Lefty” was born on Jan. 14, 1936, in Campbell, the daughter of John and Sevasti (Boyiazis) Arfaras.
After graduating in 1953 from Campbell Memorial High School, she attended Youngstown State College and graduated from comptometer school in 1955.
Eleptheria was employed for a short time at Abraham’s, then went onto work at Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. in 1955. She worked in the pricing department for 32 years. She traveled to Pittsburgh for five years and retired in 1987.
Lefty was an active member of the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church in Campbell. She was also a member of the original choir, an officer in the Symian Society, an officer in the Daughters’ of Penelope, and a member of St. John’s Greek Orthodox Seniors in Boardman.
She liked to cook, bake and golf. Lefty also enjoyed traveling with her husband, Paul.
Lefty was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, William (Bill) Arfaras; and her sister, Irene Nichols.
She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband, Paul Butchko, whom she married 61 years ago. She also leaves her sister, Faye Zambetis of Canfield; a sister-in-law, Fay Arfaras of Poland; many nieces, nephews, to whom she was like a mother; and several godchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, 401 12th St., PO Box 607, Campbell, OH 44405, in Lefty’s name.
The Butchko family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive family and friends Wednesday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church, prior to the 11 a.m. funeral service.