Dr. James L. Butrica '72

James L. Butrica passed away on July 20, 2006, after a year-long battle with cancer.  Jim was born in 1951 in Camden, NJ, and graduated from Sterling Regional High School in Magnolia, NJ.  While at Amherst, he studied classics under Prof. Peter Marshall and graduated Phi Beta Kappa as an Independent Scholar.  His thesis on the Latin poet Propertius was entitled, “Unity and Structure in Propertius, Books I, III and IV.”