Gary W. Butt - age: 68
(February 07, 1948 to August 05, 2016
A Masonic Memorial Service and Celebration of his life will be conducted by the Officers of Saco Lodge # 9, Sunday August 28, 2016 at 2:00PM at the Saco Masonic Lodge, 258 Main St, Saco, Wor. Jonathan Maynard officiating.
Service will be completed with US Navy Military Honors.
Reception to follow at the lodge.
Dennett Craig & Pate Funeral home and Cremation, Saco have been entrusted with the arrangements. Proudly providing service to our veterans.
For those wishing to make memorial contributions in his memory please consider Maine Healthcare System Togus Hospice, Augusta, Me.
Saco, Gary W. Butt, 68, of North Ave. Camp Ellis passed away Friday August 5, 2016 at the Togus Veterans Hospital.
Gary was born in Lewiston, February 7, 1948 the son of William and Madeline Nadeau Butt.
He attended local schools and graduated from Lewiston High School.
After high school, he moved to Phoenix, Arizona where he attended the University of Northern Arizona. . While there he signed up for service in the US Navy. Gary's initial training took him to San Diego and further submarine training was in Baltimore, Portsmouth and then engineering classes at the University of Maine. He worked at various shipyards that included Puget Sound, Japan and Corpus Christi and others. He was a Shipyard Superintendant, teacher and administrator. As Superintendant of the Bremerton Shipyard, WA., he was involved with the decommissioning of nuclear war heads. His other work projects included the USS Spadefish, the USS Alexander Hamilton and as Safety officer for the Portsmouth Naval shipyard.
Retiring to his home in Saco he was active as a member of Saco Masonic Lodge #9, where he was Mason of the year for 2012, Chair of the Membership Committee and the Education Committee, a Member of The Valley of the Portland Scottish Rite, Kora Shrine and Past Secretary for York County Masters and Wardens.
Gary enjoyed fishing, history, traveling all over America and Canada and Above all, Gary was a true Patriot.
He is survived by his wife Sylvia Buzzell Butt of Saco, 2 brothers Larry Butt of Georgia and Brian Hartley of Fl., a sister Roxie Lombard of Lewiston, nieces Karen McKechnie and Wendy Butt, a nephew Craig Lombard, 2 step son David and John Andrews, 4 grandchildren, Anastasia Andrews Levasseur, Allie
Andrews, Lydia Andrew and Ellis Andrews.