Jerilyn F. “Jerry” (Koch) Buttillo, 78 of Salisbury Twp. passed away on April 10, 2021 at the Hospice House of St. Luke’s in Bethlehem. Jerry was the wife of Anthony Buttillo, Jr. for 51 years until he passed on January 13, 2014.
Jerry was born in Lehighton on January 10, 1943, daughter of the late Earl and Pauline (Hoffman) Koch.
Jerry graduated from Liberty High School in 1960.
She was a layout operator for Western Electric, then Lucent and finally Agere where she retired after over 30 years of service.
Jerry was a member of the former Salem Lutheran Church which later merged with Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and was renamed Star of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She was a Junior Choir Mother and taught Vacation Bible School at Salem.
She enjoyed her card club, going to the casino and having lunch with her friends. She volunteered for Musikfest and ArtsQuest, she was a member of the Salisbury Youth Association and coached Softball when her children were younger.
Survivors: Son Anthony Joseph Buttillo of Palmer Twp, daughter Tina Marie Steckel wife of Daniel of Bethlehem, brothers Donald Koch husband of Susan of Drums, Paul Koch husband of Joan of Thomasville, GA and Ronald Koch husband of Joyce of Emmaus; four grandchildren Anthony Buttillo, Joshua Steckel, Olivia and Noah Buttillo. Jerry was also survived by her beloved cat Toby.
Viewing: Friday April 16, 2021 from 10AM to 11AM in the Herron Funeral Home 458 Center Street Bethlehem. Funeral Service will be private with entombment in Bethlehem Memorial Park Mausoleum. www.HerronFuneralhomes.com
Contributions: Hospice House of St. Luke’s in care of the Development Office 801 Ostrum Street Bethlehem, PA 18015.