Roy J. Shively, 77, construction managerRoy James Shively...

June 12, 1996

Roy J. Shively, 77, construction manager

Roy James Shively, a retired construction project manager, died Saturday of kidney failure at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 77 and lived in Cockeysville.

The son of a contractor and a sixth-generation carpenter, he worked as a carpenter before founding Mapp Construction Co. in 1958. After selling the business in 1969, he worked for Gilbane Construction Co. as a project manager and in 1978 for CAM Construction Co.

He was born in Wilmington, Del., and raised in Goldsboro in Caroline County, where he graduated from high school.

He worked as a carpenter for Bethlehem Steel Corp. before enlisting in the Army Air Corps in 1943.

During World War II, he helped to build military installations in the South Pacific and was discharged with the rank of staff sergeant in 1946.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, the former Ruth V. Fowler Meyer; a son, James R. Shively of Essex; a brother, Travers Shively of Augusta, Ga.; a stepson, Donald W. Meyer of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.

Pub date: 6/12/96

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