Roy L." Butch" Geragosian

September 5, 1947March 26, 2013
Play Tribute Movie

Roy "Butch" Geragosian, 65, of Belleville, Ill., born Sept. 5, 1947 in St. Louis, Mo., died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Ill.

Butch was a graduate of Assumption High School in East St. Louis, Ill. He served four years in the United States Navy and was a Vietnam veteran. When he returned home, he was employed by the N & W Railroad in Brooklyn, Ill., then in New Orleans, La. He was an agent for American General Insurance Company before he retired.

Butch loved to play pool; he was known as, "Mr. 8 Ball." He played in the APA and St. Clair County 358 Bank League. He won several championships and received many beautiful trophies. When he wasn't playing pool, he loved going to the Casino Queen with his mother for dinner. He loved playing craps and other table games. He also enjoyed going out to dinner and listening to music. Butch always looked forward to spending the holidays with his family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Alex Geragosian; his grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Surviving are his mother, Elvira, nee Chaurro, Geragosian, of O'Fallon, Ill.; two brothers, Dennis Geragosian, of Belleville, Ill., and Ken Geragosian, of O'Fallon, Ill,; two sisters, Barbara (Ed) Burns and Cindy Geragosian, both of O'Fallon, Ill.; four nephews, Ltc. Rob (Marcela ) Geragosian Steffel, of El Paso, Texas, Darin Geragosian, Christopher Burns, and Michael Burns; two great-nephews, Chase and Noah Steffel; and many dear aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Condolences may be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Lake View Funeral home, Fairview Heights, Ill.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, O'Fallon, Ill., with Monsignor William Hitpas officiating. Interment will follow in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.

LAKE VIEW FUNERAL HOME, Fairview Heights, Ill.


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 2, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Roy L." Butch" Geragosian

have a memory or condolence to add?


receive updates when new memories are posted

Curtis Swift

April 5, 2013

Sorry to hear this news
Butch was one of the good guys
rest well

Sheree Twesten Volrab

April 3, 2013

Remembering, over the years, how I have proudly told folks about Butch, my pool (shark) playing cousin. Thank you for sharing the wonderful family photos of days gone by.

April 3, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of loss in the holy season. Butch still lives in hearts and the memories of many people. God bless & Peace be with you. Bill & Carolina Cross

April 2, 2013

Sorry to hear about Butch, LOTS of prayers from the Hart Family.

John J Hart III

Patrick Keniley III

April 2, 2013

My deepest condolences to The Geragosian Family, Butch and I were close in High School and Joined the Navy together, I have a lot of fond memories of our time together. My thoughts and prayers are with the Family.

Lisa Mueth-Holzem

April 2, 2013

My most sincere condolences to the Geragosian family. May peace and love be with you.

Jim Family

April 2, 2013

Remembering friends from the past only proves that we touch some many lives during our time on earth. You are in our thoughts. The Fields Family

Nila Grogan

April 2, 2013

Condolences to the family. I've known you for many years and I am so sorry that I cannot be with you all today. Prayers for peace and good memories.

Craig Randolph

April 2, 2013

My condolescences to the Geragosian family! I was a East Side Class of '70 classmate of Dennis'! Great guy! My prayers to you all!

maggie poirrier

April 2, 2013

sorry to hear of your loss . my mother was married to Butch .May he rest in peace. my prayers are with you and your family . Maggie