Calvin Butts Obituary – Cause of Death: American academic administrator and senior pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church, Calvin Butts dies at 73.
Rev. Dr. Calvin Butts, a true treasure. He was an educator, and a Pastor of the highest level, he served both duties for decades.
Butts died of pancreatic cancer on October 28, 2022, at his home in Harlem, aged 73.
Butts was married to Patricia Reed Butts, who founded the health ministry at her husband’s church, until his death. They had three children and six grandchildren.
He led the Abyssinian Development Corporation, which focuses on Harlem, and was president of the State University of New York College at Old Westbury.
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