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Maynard F. "Butch" Sheley | 80

February 27, 1944 - April 19, 2024

Maynard F. “Butch” Sheley, 80, of 107 Pope Road, St. Marys, lost his battle to lung cancer Friday, April 19, 2024 at Penn Highlands Elk with his family by his side.

He was born February 27, 1944 in Olean, NY, son of the late Maynard W. and Mercedes Haggerty Sheley.  He moved to the area in 1966 and provided his expertise to so many in the area as a carpenter, with a specialty in cabinetry. 

On April 25, 1987, in St. Marys, Butch married Gail (Hanes) Hanlin, who survives. 

In addition to his loving wife, Butch is survived by a son, Shane Sheley (Jacki) of High Point, NC; his daughter, Roberta “Bobbie” Meyer (Gordon) of St. Marys; step-daughter, Vicki Johnson (Scott) of St. Marys; step-son, Anthony Meyer (Tracy) of Winchester, VA; seven grandchildren: Paige Sheley, Rebecca Sheley, Brianna Meyer, Dylan Meyer, Kyla Johnson, Ava Johnson, and Jack Meyer; and four great-grandchildren and his dog Lily.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Gerald and James Sheley; and a sister, Marilyn in infancy.  He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Butch was a veteran of the United States Navy and served on the USS Enterprise and was very proud of his service to his country.  Butch retired from West Penn Power after 25 yrs.   He was an avid Steelers fan, loved to cook and golf, played the mandolin and accordion and had a lifelong passion of woodworking.  Over the years he enjoyed making furniture for his family and friends.   Butch’s love for his wife Gail and family was undeniable and he will be missed every day.

Family and friends are invited to a short celebration of life service at 5:00PM on Friday, April 26th, 2024 at the Fine Line Event Center with a social gathering of family and friends of family following until 8:00PM.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery where full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to Tunnels to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306 or Hahne Cancer Center 100 Hospital Drive, DuBois, PA 15801.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. 



Funeral Service

April 26, 2024
5:00 PM
Fine Line Event Center

Final Resting Place

April 26, 2024
St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery

Tribute Wall


  1. Thoughts and prayers go out to Butch’s family. Our deepest sympathies.

  2. Gail & family,
    Extending our most heartfelt sympathies to each of you. Thoughts and prayers during these difficult days.

  3. Dear Gail, so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed the BS sessions and unfortunately won’t make the visitation as I just had open heart. You will be in our prayers.

  4. We are so sorry for your loss. Butch was such a great guy! I know his family is suffering a huge loss so please accept our condolences.

  5. Dear Gail and family:
    I was deeply saddened upon reading of Butch’s passing. He was a great guy! I always enjoyed your visits to my office. Dwell on the good times and celebrate his passing. Nothing but my good thoughts are with you.
    Take care, Randall Kurtz, DC

  6. We met Butch and Gail in the Villages. We had so many great times and fond memories of them. Butch will certainly be in our memories.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with Gail and the family.

  7. Sad to hear this news. Butch was a great guy, I first meet Butch at West Penn years ago and I am glad he had a long retirement.

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