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Romualdas  Jonas "Rom" Botyrius

Romualdas Jonas "Rom" Botyrius
  • September 15, 1936 - December 10, 2020
  • Richland, Michigan
  • Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center
    8450 North 43rd Street
    Augusta, MI 49012
  • Gull Lake Area Rotary Club
    P.O. Box 291
    Richland, MI 49083

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“Romans was a very kind, sincere and gentle man. He will be missed & remembered by many ! Nijole, Aldona & family, please accept my sincere...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Grazina Kamantas - Family

“Meila Nijole, May God's love heal your sorrow in the passing of your loving Romualdas, and may God's peace replace your heartache with...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Vincent Lukas

“We offer our sympathy and best wishes to Nijole and Aldona and her family. Rom was a beautiful, endearing and kind man. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Gabija & Rymantas Petrauskas

“Our heartfelt sympathy and love to you, Nijole, and to your daughter. So sorry for your loss. Love and prayers. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Edmund and Cecilia Ann Velyvis - OH

“Wonderful memories of a beautiful man. Rom led some lovely prayers and talks over Kucios so many years, Love and heartfelt sympathy to Nijole and...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Barbara Neild - Friend

“I met Rom about 20 years ago when I began volunteering at the Cheff Center. He was a truly dedicated volunteer, and made many significant...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Sue Sanders - Plainwell, MI

“Rom was my Webelos Scout Master many years ago. I have never forgotten his wisdom and kindness leading troop #294. Thank you, Mr. Botyrius. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Eddie Krasts - Friend

“I first Rom at St Ann's, After I retired Rom asked if I would be interested in helping at the Cheff Center. That was in 2008 and still helping, we...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Michael Klein - Hickory Corners, MI

“Prayers and condolences to Ron's family amd friends. He was wonderful to work with at Eaton. Rest In Peace ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Georgia Mihalakis Boyce - MI

“Rom was a wonderful man, cherished neighbor and friend. He touched so many lives with his kindness. He was a beloved mentor to my 3 sons Michael,...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Julie Farrer-Taylor - Kalamazoo, MI

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Romualdas Jonas "Rom" Botyrius of Richland, MI

Rom, age 84, died unexpectedly Thursday afternoon, December 10, 2020 at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, MI.

Rom, the son of Jonas and Marija (Rutkauskaite) Botyrius, was born in Marijampole, Lithuania and immigrated to Bayonne, NJ in 1949. He was a 1955 graduate of Bayonne High School and received his Bachelor Degree in Agriculture and Forestry from Rutgers University. Rom served his Country honorably and nobly in the United States Army as a PFC (T) and was stationed in Panama with the 134th ORD Det. He retired in 2001 after 34 years of faithful service with Eaton Corporation as a Systems Analyst. Rom was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Augusta, MI; the Gull Lake Area Rotary Club and the Gull Lake Community Volunteers. He was active at the Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center and was the 2009 NARHA Volunteer of the Year.

Rom was united in marriage to the former Nijole S. Kijauskas in Cleveland, OH on September 18, 1965 and they moved to this area in 1979. Surviving is his beloved wife of 55 years, Nijole; his loving daughter, Aldona B. (Marshall "Marty") McMullen of Spring Valley, OH and two cherished grandsons, Nathan A.J. McMullen of Cleveland, OH and Ryan M. McMullen of Falls Church, VA. Rom was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Rima and two sons, Jon and Andrius.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, October 8th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, 12648 East D Avenue, Augusta, MI 49012 with Father Thomas J. McNally, Celebrant and Deacon Michael A. Carl, Assisting. Rom's Mass will be livestreamed on YouTube: St. Ann Catholic Church Augusta MI. Rom's family will greet friends on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until Mass in the Church Social Hall. Family and friends will continue Rom's life celebration with a time of fellowship and a luncheon immediately following the Mass in the Church Social Hall. Interment will be at 1:30 p.m. in Yorkville Cemetery with the United States Army bestowing military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Rom's honor may be directed to the Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center, 8450 North 43rd Street, Augusta, MI 49012 or the Gull Lake Area Rotary Club, P. O. Box 291, Richland, MI 49083. The Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel is assisting Rom's family. Personal messages and/or favorite memories of Rom may be placed at