Robert E. Deese 3rd, fondly known as Butch/Butchy throughout his childhood to friends and family, died on Sept. 4 in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Butch was the son of Catherine (Amaral) Deese and Robert E. Deese 2nd. He was born on May 17, 1967 in West Palm Beach.

Butch came to the Vineyard as a young boy and it was there he came to love many activities such as fishing, golfing and hunting with his uncle Nelson on Chappy. He loved the family tradition of being a firefighter and became a volunteer firefighter assigned to Engine 4 as that was in his family’s history.

He is survived by two daughters, Amanda and Sinead Deese, three grandsons, Eathan, Jayden and Grayson, all of Port Saint Lucie, Fla. He is also survived by his mother, Catherine, of Chilmark, sisters, Lisa and Tammy, of Hyannis, brothers William of Virginia Beach and Brian of Colorado as well as many half sisters and brothers along with numerous neices, nephews and cousins. He will be fondly remembered by his stepfather Edmund Barrett. He is predeceased by his father Robert Junior.

A celebration of Robert’s life will be held at the PA Club on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. Please bring a dish to share.