Olean – Merle "Butch" E. Hulbert "Loving Father, Son, & Grandfather" Merle "Butch" E. Hulbert of 643 Delaware Avenue, passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at the Olean General Hospital, following an illness. Merle was born on July 10, 1958 in Olean and was a son of Merle E. and Carmella Alaimo Hulbert, Sr. On July 30, 1994, he married Rebecca J. Wells, who predeceased him in 1998. Merle was a 1976 graduate of Olean High School. He worked as a mechanic for Edmond's Chevrolet in Bradford, PA before moving to Florida for a period of time. Merle moved back from Florida in 1995 and began working for the Beef-n-Barrel for several years, before going to work at Pack-n-Ship for a couple of years. Then he went to work at M&M Junction as a pump boss for the past 15 years. Merle was formerly a member of the St. John's Catholic Church. Merle was an avid Raiders fan. He enjoyed golfing and Summer Softball Leagues, where he played for several of the local taverns, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Merle will be remembered as a man who was "socially well known." Merle is survived by; his mother, Carmella Hulbert of Olean; 2 daughters, Brandi N. (Timothy) Kimball of Eldred, PA and Tanya L. Hulbert of Gowanda; 2 stepdaughters, Cassandra L. Weilacher of Duke Center, PA and Stephanie M. Peterson of Bradford, PA; 4 grandsons, Dayton, Devin, Connor, & Ian; 5 siblings, Scott (Amanda) Hulbert of Olean, Sandy Acevedo of Bradford, PA, Elizabeth "Sissy" Larkin of Portville, Cindy, and Michael Hulbert of Olean; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. Along with his loving wife, Merle was predeceased by his father, Merle E. Hulbert, Sr. in 1984. Friends will be received on Sunday, November 1, 2020 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 East State Street, Olean, where a Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 10:00 am. Burial will be at St. Bonaventure Cemetery in Allegany, New York. Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com. In lieu of flowers, Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society, 13 Beech Street, Johnson City, New York 13790.