Re­mem­ber­ing fam­ily and friends

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BARCELONA, SPAIN On Fe­bru­ary 12, 2018, Ter­ence “Terry” But­ler, 61, with fam­ily at his side, passed away of leukemia. Terry was born and raised in Saratoga Springs, grow­ing up on Fifth Av­enue as the youngest of six. He was a 1975 grad­u­ate of Saratoga High School. As a teenager Terry dis­cov­ered a love of mu­sic par­tic­u­larly of the flute. He at­tended the Bos­ton Con­ser­va­tory of Mu­sic af­ter high school. He went on to a life­time of mu­sic as a beau­ti­ful, ta­lented flutist who en­joyed an in­ter­na­tional rep­u­ta­tion. He en­ter­tained au­di­ences in his beloved Barcelona, through­out Europe and the United States, as well as in Ja­pan. His gen­res in­cluded clas­si­cal, jazz and al­ter­na­tive. In ad­di­tional to live per­for­mances he had many record­ings and was a com­poser. He was as in­flu­enced by the Rolling Stones as by Jo­hann Se­bas­tian Bach. He was truly re­spected in his field. His haunt­ing and in­spi­ra­tional mu­sic will be missed by many. Terry was a de­voted hus­band and fa­ther. He was a sweet, funny and lov­ing grand­fa­ther who en­joyed babysit­ting his grand­daugh­ter, Miyah, who truly brought light to his life. Terry mar­ried Anna Rug­giero in 1981. Anna and Terry made their home in var­i­ous places in­clud­ing Bos­ton, Saratoga, and Lon­don Eng­land, fi­nally set­tling in Barcelona Spain where they had two chil­dren, Yana and Hanns. Terry was pre­de­ceased by his par­ents, Jack and Betty But­ler. He is sur­vived by his wife, Anna, his chil­dren Yana and Hanns, and his pre­cious grand­daugh­ter Miyah. Terry is also sur­vived by his sib­lings Barry But­ler (San­dra), Bar­bara Rothe (Stephen), Jack But­ler (Janet), Deb­o­rah McLaugh­lin and Tim But­ler (Karen) as well as many nieces, neph­ews, great nieces and great neph­ews. As one of Terry’s friends put it “The Cos­mos now has an­other ta­lented mu­si­cian and all-round great per­son among its ranks.” Ser­vices will be in Barcelona at the con­ve­nience of his fam­ily. A memo­rial ser­vice is also be­ing planned for the sum­mer in Saratoga Springs

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