Henry Warren “Butch” Shanoltz, 69, of Gettysburg, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at Genesis Gettysburg Center.

Born on Saturday, April 26, 1952, in Norfolk, Virginia, he was a son of the late Lindy L. and Virginia Rimel Shanoltz.

A 1970 graduate of Gettysburg High School, he was a mechanic and was later employed at the US Naval Depot in Mechanicsburg. He proudly served his country in the US Navy, as a machinist mate, aboard the USS Patrick Henry during the Vietnam War era.

Butch was proud to be a recovering alcoholic and served as a mentor to others. He was instrumental in developing Alcoholics Anonymous chapters in Adams County.

Survivors include his brother, Eric G. Shanoltz and his wife, Margaret, of Gettysburg; and two nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Karl Lee Shanoltz.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alcoholics Anonymous, Box 459, Grand Central Station, New York, New York 10163.

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A private service is being planned.

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