Obituary of Stanley Robert Butler Jr.
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Stanley Robert Butler JR of Fairview, PA died on May 25, 2022, at the age of 90 with his wife by his side. Born in Ebensburg, PA in 1931, he was the son of Stanley Robert Butler and Doris (Kishbaugh) Butler. After graduating from Conneaut Lake High School in 1949, Stanley worked as a machinist in Cleveland, OH until joining the United States Air Force in 1952 where he served as a crew member on a B-29 Bomber through the Korean War. Upon his honorable discharge, Stanley entered Penn State University, where he graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering, and an elected member of the Sigma Tau, Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu engineering honor societies. Stanley next completed General Electric Company’s manufacturing management program and then held managerial positions at several G.E. locations. In 1971 he became Plant General Manager for Joy Manufacturing in Bluefield, WV and oversaw the construction of Joy’s new factory in VA. Returning to Northwest PA, Stanley worked as Vice President of Manufacturing at White Consolidated Industries RPC Valve Plant in Fairview, PA and retired from American Hollow Boring Company in Erie as Plant Manager in 1997. A true engineer, Stanley was always interested in the way things worked and typically had one or more projects going on around the house. He enjoyed golf and fishing, and all of the Butler pets over the years. He took his family on many fondly remembered summer vacations to the beach in North Carolina. He loved to go for drives with his wife Joan, often involving a stop for ice cream and time spent by Lake Erie. Mr. Butler is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Joan (Staud) Butler, of Fairview, PA, his daughter Susan Elizabeth Butler, of Lake Forest Park, Washington, his daughter Jennifer (Butler) Burke and her husband Bill Burke of Millcreek, PA. He was preceded in death by his son David Gregory Butler in 1982. Stanley was buried at Greendale Cemetery in Meadville, PA. Please visit Duskas-Martin Funeral Home’s Tribute Wall at dusckasmartinfuneralhome.com to share your wishes and for memorial contribution addresses. A private celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Museum of the United States Air Force (Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc.) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton, OH, the Veterans Miracle Center Erie, in Erie PA or the Greendale Cemetery Association in Meadville, PA. Stanley R. Butler JR Donations in lieu of flowers Please mention donation in memory of Stanley R. Butler JR 1. National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright- Patterson Air Force Base (near Dayton, OH) Phone: (937) 258-1225 Donate online: https://www.afmuseum.com/donations OR Mail check payable to: The Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc. P.O. Box 1903 Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio 45433 2. Veterans Miracle Center Erie Phone: (814) 796-4200 Donate online: https://vmcerie.org OR Mail check payable to VMC and mail to: VMC Erie 1573 West 39th St Erie, PA 16509 3. Greendale Cemetery Association in Meadville, PA Phone: (814) 336-3545 Donate online: https://www.greendalecemetery.org/donate OR Mail check payable to: Greendale Cemetery Association 700 Randolph St Meadville, PA 16335
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