Paul G. Buterakos

October 23, 1928February 17, 2013

Paul G. Buterakos was born in Flint, MI on October 23, 1928, the last surviving of ten children to the late Gust and Anna Buterakos and passed away on February 17, 2013. Paul was a devoted Husband, Father and Grandfather and is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia "Pat" Buterakos; children, Paul J. (Cindy) Buterakos, of Rockford, MI and Stephanie A. Schindlbeck, of Spring Lake, MI; four grandchildren, Alena and Leah Buterakos, Matthew and Alison Schindlbeck; several nieces, nephews and long-time friends. He was preceded in death by six brothers, George, John, Harry Michael, Peter and Alex, three sisters, Angeline "Koula" Piliafas, Irene Photiou and Charlene Buterakos. Paul was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a courageous entrepreneur and business owner of Sunrise Memorial Gardens, in Muskegon, MI from 1964 until 1997. Paul touched the hearts of many with his acts of kindness to those in need and his community. He was an avid Detroit/Michigan sports fan. Paul was a member of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 185 E. Pontaluna Road, Norton Shores, MI where a funeral service will be held on Friday, February 22, 2013 at 11:00 AM with Fr. Nickolas Markus officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, also at the church, from 4:00 until 7:00 PM with a Trisagion Service to be held following the visitation at 7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the Harbor Humane Society in West Olive.


  • Funeral Service Friday, February 22, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, February 21, 2013
  • Trisagion Service Thursday, February 21, 2013

Paul G. Buterakos

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March 7, 2013

February 27, 2013

I miss you so much Dad
I Love you
All my Love,

February 22, 2013

Dear Mrs. Buterakos, Stephanie and Paul , My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I have such fond memories of your dad and each of you from the days when you lived on Mapleview. You're a very special family and I will always be grateful for your friendship and wonderful memories .
Love to you all,
Cathe (Lukso) Cunningham

Karen Idema

February 22, 2013

A true Greek "Adonis" who warmly opened his home to us for a traditional Greek Easter dinner, happily walked land with me exploring new opportunities,treated us to dinners at his favorite Chinese restaurant, and always enjoyed great conversation. Devoted father of my best friend,Stephanie, who named her horse Adonis. His grandaughter Alison and my daughter Jennifer, best friends; he has always been Grandpa B to Jenny. My prayers are with you Pat, Stephanie, Paul Jr., Cindy, Alison and Matthew; he's at peace and smiling down as he watches over you. Love You Mr. B!

Wes Rickard

February 20, 2013

Paul and Cindy,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Please let us know if you need anything at all.

The Rickard Family

kelly cushman

February 20, 2013

Dear aunt Pat and family we are so sorry for your loss are prayers are with you love Kelly & Rick Cushman

Tom and Glenda Daly

February 20, 2013

Paul will be missed! Goodbye Uncle Paul.

Terri Lambert

February 20, 2013

I had the honor of knowing Paul for over 20 years. He was always kind, funny and a bright spot in my day. You could hear the love he had for his family when he spoke of them. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. My deepest sympathies to Pat and his family.

Jennifer Maszatics

February 20, 2013

Aunt Pat, Paul and Stefanie, We are so sorry for your loss. Dad told me that these past several months were very difficult for Uncle Paul. We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you, Jennifer, Jim, Alexandra and Victoria Maszatics

Sam Conde

February 20, 2013

I am very sorry to read the notice of your fathers passing and your family's loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sam Conde