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Jumi Butler obituary

Posted: Monday, Feb 11th, 2013

PASO ROBLES — Jumi Butler, 63, died on Dec. 27, 2012, one day before his 64th birthday.

His passions included photography, auto racing, particularly Formula 1, and wine — especially the great ones from Paso Robles — the study of it, the procurement of it and last but not least, the enjoyment of it. And he loved Paso Robles, to where he and his wife Shirley moved to in January 1999.

Although his earlier career had been in international transportation, the last 15 years had been in the computer industry and a job he loved in San Jose, to which he commuted weekly. He loved his job, the company and the people with whom he worked, but commented frequently that ‘too many things happened in Paso Robles Monday through Friday that he missed.

Jumi was a proud, good man with a gigantic heart, fiercely loyal to family and friends. In the end it took a three-year illness to finally stop that heart.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bert Byron “Jack” Butler.

He is survived by Shirley, his wife of 37 years; his mother, Rebecca, of Fullerton; his uncle, John Costarella, of Paso Robles; and cousin, Johnny Costarella, and his wife, Wendy, of Atascadero. The remainder of the Butler family, including his uncle, Richard Butler, reside in Southern California and are too numerous to mention.

A memorial gathering is being planned for Jan. 19. In lieu of flowers, contributions could be made to Hospice Partners of the Central Coast.

For the complete article see the 01-04-2013 issue.

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