Waldoboro — Joseph “Butch” Sidelinger, 59, of Waldoboro, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at his home in Waldoboro with his loving wife Wendy at his side.
He was born May 13, 1954, in Derby, Conn. to Avery and Velma Hicks Sidelinger. Butch fought a valiant battle against cancer for the last three years.
Butch grew up in Thomaston and graduated from Georges Valley High School in 1972. He worked as a “tin knocker” for many years working for himself at B&W sheet metal and at Bath Iron Works. He also owned Sidelinger Trucking for several years. Butch was a working man.
Butch loved fishing, woodworking, and working on cars, especially his ’57 pumpkin orange Chevy, which he frequently entered in local car shows. Butch and his son Jody raced car 69 at Wiscasset Speedway for several years. His last completed project was a toddler-sized bunk bed for his twin grandsons.
While Butch was always ready to lend a helping hand, he was also a perpetual prankster and relentless joker. Butch was always ready with quick wit, a silly joke, and a sarcastic perspective. He was a social butterfly who loved to play cards and only occasionally ignored the rules.
Butch’s greatest passion was his family. He is survived by Wendy (Leonard), his wife of 37 years; his son Jody; daughter-in-law Molly; grandsons Donovan, Kael, Kayden, Brennan, and Lennox. He was predeceased by his daughter Tabitha Marie.
A gathering of friends and family will be held Wednesday, May 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hall’s of Waldoboro, 949 Main St., Waldoboro. A funeral service will be held Thursday, May 8, at 1 p.m. at Hall’s of Waldoboro with The Rev. Mark Glovin officiating. The burial will follow at Shuman Cemetery in Waldoboro.
You are invited to share your condolences with the family by visiting their Book of Memories at hallfuneralhomes.com. Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro, is caring for the family.