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Romualdas  Jonas "Rom" Botyrius

Romualdas Jonas "Rom" Botyrius
  • September 15, 1936 - September 20, 2021
  • 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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“Rom was my Webelos Scout Master many years ago. I have never forgotten his wisdom and kindness leading troop #294. Thank you, Mr. Botyrius. ”
1 of 4 | 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 »
2 of 4 | 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 ”
3 of 4 | 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 »
4 of 4 | 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 8, 2021 at 11:00 am. at St. Ann Catholic Church, 12648 East D Avenue, Augusta, MI 49012 with Fr. Thomas McNally officiating and Deacon Michael Carl assisting. Rom's family will greet friends on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until Mass in the church social hall.Interment will follow 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.

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Friday, October 08
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St. Ann Catholic Church

12648 East D Avenue Augusta (Gull Lake), MI 49012
(269) 731-4721


Friday, October 08
10:00 AM    3924567 4018422 20211008T100000

St. Ann Catholic Church

12648 East D Avenue Augusta (Gull Lake), MI 49012
(269) 731-4721