Ellis “Butch” Buganski

December 31, 1951 - January 30, 2020

Ellis “Butch” Buganski, 68, of Port Elizabeth, New Jersey, died Thursday, January 30, 2020. He was born on December 31, 1951, in New Jersey, to Dorothy Whilden Buganski and John Buganski. 

Butch retired after over twenty-five years of service as a correctional officer for the state of New Jersey. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially the light of his life, his granddaughter, Eden Elisa. 

Survivors include his son, Nick Buganski; daughters, Annie Buganski, Sarah Buganski, and Raegan Hollier and her husband, Joel; granddaughters, Eden Buganski and Maren Hollier; sister, Janet Van Ess and her husband, Dennis; brothers, John Buganski and his wife, Ann; and Bob Buganski and his wife, Sandy; and may beloved nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; mother of his children, Lisa Chalow; brother, Charles “Chick” Buganski; and sister, Jean Servis. 

Memorial contributions for Mr. Buganski may be made to, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

Cremation arrangements for Mr. Buganski were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. The family will gather at a later time for a memorial service in New Jersey. 

Broussard's Crematorium

Broussard's Crematorium
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Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue

Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue
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Marge Buganski Sansonetti

I'm so sorry to hear of Butch's passing. I was expecting to see him at the cousins dinner at Mary Ann's House in December and was disappointed not to see him.

David owens

I’m sorry to hear about Butch. If there is. anything we can do. Just remember he spend his last years with family that he loved. Prayers will be said.

Nina Rafine-Blasingame

I have such fond memories of Butch sitting at my families table visiting while eating calms and crabs. I always smile when I think of him pushing me on the swing. Prayers to your family on your loss. Heaven gained another angel.

Linda Lee Reeves

I am so sorry to hear of Butch's death. He was a good person , always friendly and many times was available to help me with problems in my house. It was not mentioned but he was an excellent plumber and always willing to help.