Sheldon H. Kilkenny
January 31, 1950 – February 18, 2019
Sheldon H. Kilkenny, 69, of Madison passed away unexpectedly on Monday February 18, 2019 at his home in Madison, Maine. He was born January 31, 1950 in Skowhegan, Maine, the son of Roger C. and Fayedella F. (Hodgdon) Kilkenny. Sheldon was a Sergeant serving in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era from 1969 to 1972. He started working for New Balance Shoe Company in September of 1982 and became director of Manufacturing in Maine in April of 2005. Sheldon also plowed snow for 17 years for 70 customers. He and Kathy enjoyed camping at the August West Kampground, they enjoyed their summers there for 20 years. They also loved to go out to eat, loved going to the Fryburg Fair for the week for the last four years. Sheldon enjoyed his vehicles and especially liked muscle cars. Besides his wife Kathy of 40 years of Madison; Sheldon leaves his brother Rodney Kilkenny and his wife Sheila of Madison; his sister-in-law, Rachael Streifel and her husband Thomas of Florida; his three nephews, Adam Streifel of Florida, Brandon Kilkenny and his wife Renee of Skowhegan, and his nephew Erald Kilkenny Jr.; his two nieces, Holly Blomquist of Las Vegas, Shirley Greeley and her husband Jay of Casco; his two close friends, James Provost of Skowhegan and Brian Mitchell of Skowhegan. He was predeceased by his parents and his half-brother, Erald Kilkenny. A Celebration of Sheldon’s life will be held on Thursday February 28, 2019 at 4 p.m., at T & B Celebration Center, 414 Madison Ave., Skowhegan, Maine. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan, Maine. www.smartandedwardsfh.com Donations may be made in Sheldon’s name to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, Florida 33607
Besides his wife Kathy of 40 years of Madison; Sheldon leaves his brother Rodney Kilkenny and his wife Sheila of Madison; his sister-in-law, Rachael Streifel and her husband Thomas of Florida; his three nephews, Adam Streifel of Florida, Brandon Kilkenny and his wife Renee of Skowhegan, and his nephew Erald Kilkenny Jr.; his two nieces, Holly Blomquist of Las Vegas, Shirley Greeley and her husband Jay of Casco; his two close friends, James Provost of Skowhegan and Brian Mitchell of Skowhegan.
He was predeceased by his parents and his half-brother, Erald Kilkenny.
- Celebration of Life Thursday, February 28, 2019
Sheldon H. Kilkenny
February 28, 2019
Met Sheldon in 1971 at Lighthouse Footwear . We were just young hungry kids . We worked together three different times and have always remained friends no matter where in the World the shoe business took me we always communicated by phone or email . Many of us have lost a friend in Sheldon .
Our condolences to Kathy and Rodney
February 23, 2019
My favorite memories are when we were young and Kathy (one of my best friends) and Sheldon were dating. Always a few of us would go to the Eagles Club to dance and have fun on a Saturday night. Music was good and beer was cold. Then life took over and we lost contact for many years. Over the last several years, we reconnected and made an effort to get together at least once a year for lunch. I’m thankful for that and that Tom got to know Sheldon (and I got to have my friend back in my life). My heart breaks for you, Kathy. I know of no greater love shared by two people.
We love you. Tom and Sue Poulin
Raynie & Jeanne Nichols
February 22, 2019
Our condolence go out to you, Kathy and your families. We hope that all those memories will give you peace.
Raynie remembers when he first started working with Sheldon at New Balance in 1985. It tur
ned in a lasting friendship.
February 21, 2019
Kathy & Family, So very sorry to hear the news about Sheldon. As an Augusta West family of campers we will miss this fine upstanding man who with Kathy always welcomed us on our weekends at camp. We have many fine memories of walking by and being greeted on the corner by him , you and the dogs. He will surely be missed but will always be held fondly in our hearts. God Bless you at this time , and may many wonderful memories and friends comfort you at this time.
Bill & Fawn Condon
February 20, 2019
I am truly sorry for hearing about Shedon. We had some great memories years ago and I was blessed to have known him than. My thoughts are with you and can't imagine your loss. He was a great man and loved and respected by anyone who knew him.