It is with great sorrow that we must announce that our president, Pat Butler, has passed away, December 14 at age 83.
Pat began his journalism career as a stringer with the Lerner Newspapers
in 1967, eventually moving up to managing editor. Besides writing news, he often wrote columns such as “Pat’s People” and others. Among Lerner’s titles were the Booster, News-Star, and Skyline. Pat continued to work for those publications and others in the chain until he was laid off from Pioneer in 2013. Inside Publications had acquired the Booster, News-Star, and Skyline in 2009, so
Pat continued writing for those publications until his passing.
Pat also served more than a dozen years as president of the Ravenswood/Lake View Historical Association and for several years anchored a cable TV news/feature show, North Side Neighbors. He also was a former president of the Kiwanis Club of Lake View.