Christopher “Butch” Iacono

October 6, 1947 - October 28, 2019 Kennett Square, PA | Age 72 Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Friend

Christopher “Butch” Iacono, age 72, of Kennett Square, PA, died Monday, October 28,, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband of Joan Iacono, with whom he shared 50 years of marriage.

Born 1947 in Chester, PA he was the son of the late Christopher Iacono and the late Dora (Liberatore) Iacono.

Christopher graduated with a Bachelor’s degree of Business Administration from Widener University. He went on to attend Widener to earn his Master’s degree of Business Administration. This led to his lifelong career in marketing where he was a Vice President of Marketing at Astra-Zeneca Pharmaceuticals.

He was a parishioner of St. Patrick’s Church in Kennett Square for many years. He was a man of great faith which helped him through a long and difficult illness.

Christopher had many friends from all phases of his life that he enjoyed good times and travel with. He was the life of the party and knew how to have a good time. He loved telling stories, sometimes true and oftentimes embellished. Christopher loved all things Philadelphia sports from the Villanova victory parade with his grandson to the Philadelphia Phillies World Series parade with his sons to finally getting to see an Eagles Super Bowl win, E-A-G-L-E-S Eagles.

Christopher’s biggest passion was undoubtedly his family. He loved Sunday dinners with all of his kids and grandkids. In his later years, he particularly enjoyed sitting on his back deck watching all of the grandchildren swim. He loved spending time on the beach with his family and friends, baking in the sun, crabbing with the grandkids, and making his signature steamed crabs. He was the Crab King.

Christopher is survived by his loving wife, Joan; his daughter, Melissa Arthur and her husband, Jim; his son Craig Iacono; his son Marc Iacono and his partner, Casey; as well as 8 grandchildren, Lily and Kyan Arthur; Isabella, Joseph, and August Iacono, Cyla and Amilya Hand, and Steven Snover.

You are invited to visit with Christopher’s family from 6-8pm on Sunday November 3,, 2019 and again from 8:30-9:30am on Monday November 4,, 2019 at Kuzo Funeral Home, 250 West State St., Kennett Square, PA 19348. A Funeral Mass will follow at 10am at St. Patrick Church, 212 Meredith St., Kennett Square, PA 19348. Interment will be at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Route 82, Kennett Square, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Christopher’s memory to The Amyloidosis Foundation, 7151 N Main St., Ste. 2, Clarkston, MI 48346.

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November 3, 2019 6:00-8:00 Kuzo Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA


November 4, 2019 8:30-9:30 Kuzo Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA

Funeral Mass

November 4, 2019 10:00 St. Patrick Church
212 Meredith Street
Kennett Square, PA


November 4, 2019 St. Patrick's Cemetery
Route 82
Kennett Square, PA


  1. Met Christ when I moved to Wilmington Delaware and the home office of Stuart Pharmaceuticals. Good friend with a warm smile. So sorry for the families loss. Kent and Pat Kirberg.

    Kent Kirberg | April 19, 2020 at 7:10 PM
  2. On behalf of the St. James High Alumni Association, I extend our deepest sympathies and prayers on your loss. In April 2020, the Alumni Association will remember Christopher at their annual Memorial Mass at St. Madeline’s Church in Ridley Park.

    John Mooney | November 13, 2019 at 9:30 AM
  3. Chris was one of the most talented people I ever worked with at astrazeneca. Had pleasure of working with chris on several crisis communications teams. He was an inspirational leader. And he was kind and humorous. Just a terrific human being. God rest his soul and prayers for his family.

    Steven lampert | November 4, 2019 at 10:17 PM
  4. Just heard this sad news, and I am keeping Chris’s family in my thoughts. I worked with Chris for many years at ICI, Zeneca, AZ. I learned a lot from him, I wrote a few speeches for him, and I always left every encounter with a smile.

    Eileen Cunniffe | November 4, 2019 at 6:42 PM
  5. I will always remember Chris as a reliable and talented worker who had a great sense of humor and was fun to be around. While I have not seen him in many years I will remember him fondly.
    Alan Milbauer

    Alan Milbauer | November 4, 2019 at 4:43 PM
  6. Dear Joan and Family,
    I am deeply saddened to hear this news out here in Arizona where we moved in 2014. Chris was my boss, mentor and friend for many years at ICI, Stuart Pharmaceuticals, Zeneca and AstraZeneca. He was a great teacher and story teller although I was never sure what parts of stories were true and which ones were not. We first worked together in Marketing and he used to tell me, “There are no new ideas just recycled old ones.” It proved to be too often the truth. I used to walk into his office and move his note pad or some other item on his desk a millimeter or so and get a stare because he just didn’t like things out of place. He moved them back and when he wasn’t looking, I’d move something again. We always talked Philly sports together. We worked very hard but we always laughed a lot. This is I’m sure very difficult for the entire family but I hope you will use your amazing memories and stories about Chris to help you through. Our very best wishes, Steve and Sarah

    Steven Strand | November 4, 2019 at 8:55 AM
  7. Dearest Joan and children,
    I met Butch when I was 9yrs. old and have so many fond memories from little league baseball where Butch holds the record of the longest home run in Marcus Hook history in an all star game. I remember meeting Joan on there early dating days with Tommy, Nony and me in the back seat of the blue Corsair picking up Joan just hanging out. The Pig Roast in New York were memories of laughing and just enjoying each other’s company but Butch made every situation more fun because he was so entertaining. We met Joan when Butch did over 55years ago and we never stopped loving Joan as a sister. The bus ride to Vermont to go skiing was funny because Butch used to do a lounge act and have us all crying laughing . As sad as I am I cannot forget all the joy and love that I have for my beloved brother Butch I will miss you but you will always live in my heart. The greatest thrill I got was my children got to meet the man who they had heard so much about and have there lives enriched as I have for these 60plus years . We have been so blessed to be in such great group of people and I know that Butch stood out because he was unique in every way. So Butch rest in piece my brother but remember we will always have your back and a truck load of stories. Someone told me a long time ago that a friend is a gift you give yourself and in that case Butch was a great present. I love you Butch and Joan and bless you all.
    Love from Steve Coffey and family

    Steve Coffey | November 3, 2019 at 6:25 AM
  8. Hey dad. It’s your son Craig. Just wanted to say thank you for being the best father a son could ask for. You always supported me, even during my toughest times and I hope I did the same throughout yours. You were my role model. If I could be half the man you were I’d be just fine in this life. I’m glad you got to see me conquer my demons. I will continue to fight them while you look down, watching over me. I am also so glad you and I were able to watch the Eagles finally win the big game. A memory I will cherish forever. The family will rally now that you have left this earth. Do not worry about mom, Melissa, Marc, and I will take good care of her. I love you dad. I love you more than words can tell.

    Craig Iacono | November 2, 2019 at 1:36 PM
  9. As the oldest of the cousins in our generation, he provided me a great role model, from his wild sense of humor (dressing as Uncle Dominic at a Halloween party) to his strong faith (lots of Alter Boy stories) to his business success as well as a beautiful, loving family. He was someone I always looked up to and admired. Thanks for leading the way in life buddy.

    Harry Bottino | October 31, 2019 at 4:42 PM
  10. Joan, Melissa, Craig & Marc,
    We wish you comfort, peace of mind and strength. We share in your sorrow. Butch will be in our hearts and memories forever. One of our best memories is the 60th birthday party in the Dominican Republic, Butch dancing on the table with a balloon hat and glass of champagne. He sure was fun to be around!
    We are here for you always,
    Tom & San

    Alexandra Stefaniw & Tom DiCampli | October 31, 2019 at 3:14 PM
  11. Joan frank used to have a lot of fun giving Chris the anchovy’s I every time we went somewhere. If he forgot to buy before we came he would go to store on the way to buy them I’m so sorry for your loss. My heart is heavy for your loss I’m sending my love to you and your family. Love ❤️ Aunt Theda

    Theda tambone | October 31, 2019 at 9:17 AM
  12. My heart is heavy but I have so many great memories. Crab feast….crab king….new year’s eve parties and sing along xmas Carol’s. This too will be carried in my heart. My prayers go to the family .
    Linda Reish

    Linda Reish | October 31, 2019 at 8:43 AM
  13. Dearest Joan,
    Our hearts are heavy for you. Please accept our sincerest sympathy. We pray for your continued strength during this difficult time. Peace be with you.
    Karen and Tedd Sloan

    Karen Sloan | October 30, 2019 at 1:22 PM
  14. Joan and family,
    Our prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time. We have so many great memories of Chris. We also had so much respect for his kindness, family values, and sense of humor.
    Dominic and Sharon

    Sharon Liberatore | October 30, 2019 at 11:42 AM

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