Mike Butkewich – RIP

mButkewich1965bMichael S. Butkewich, 69, of Worcester died suddenly Thursday, February 16, 2017 at home. He leaves his two sisters Christine A. Butkewich and Susan L. Martin, a brother in-law Steven J. Martin and a son Stefan. He was predeceased by his mother Anna T. Butkewich with whom he lived and took care of for many years.

Michael was a retired Special Education Teacher at Burncoat Middle School, a job he truly loved. He was a lifelong educator and had also taught at Woodard Day School, Mill Swan and Eagle Hill School in Hardwick, MA. Michael had also served on the board of Phi Delta Kappa, a group that supported educators.

Michael graduated from Classical High School, had a BS from Ottawa University in Kansas and an MS in Education from Westfield State University.

He was an athlete in his younger years being active in football, track and was a champion at shot put. Michael enjoyed fishing, good food and long conversations. “Mickey” as his family called him, will be missed for his passion for educating and his willingness to always help others.