Robert Butler of Flossmoor, who served on the District 233 school board for 27 years, died Wednesday, July 13. He was 85.
Mr. Butler was on the board from 1980 to 2007. He served as the board’s president, vice president and secretary at various times during his tenure. He also chaired each of the board’s committees – personnel, finance and planning – to help make decisions that would impact Homewood-Flossmoor High School.
Mr. Butler, an attorney and a certified public accountant, maintained a practice in Flossmoor for 40 years. He used his knowledge to help guide many of the board’s decisions.
He served on the board when H-F received three Blue Ribbon Awards, including in 1996. That award drew President Bill Clinton to congratulate the H-F community on its second Blue Ribbon Award.
Mr. Butler was a long time Homewood Rotary member and served on the fiscal board of Infant Jesus of Prague parish.
He is survived by his wife Margaret (Peggy) and seven children, Terri, Joe, Jim, Sheila, Tim, Mike and Peter. His funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 21, at Infant Jesus of Prague Church in Flossmoor.