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Merle H. Crandall
  • April 26, 1933
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  • May 03, 2010

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Merle Hugh Crandall, 77 of Edgewater  died May 3, 2010.  Merle was born on April 26, 1933 to Gertrude Peabody and Hugh R. Crandall.  He spent three years in the Marine Corps, serving as a Sergeant in the Korean War and married Patricia Mirek Crandall, on January 29, 1955. Merle worked at Allegheny Ludlum Steel Co. for 15 years, then for the Town of Chautauqua, NY for twenty years, retiring as the Highway Superintendent.  Merle enjoyed hunting, fishing, building new homes, remodeling old ones, travel and painting, as well as his family and friends.  He was a Charter Member of the Mayville VFW #8647, the Chautauqua County Highway Superintendent’s Association and the United Steelworkers of America Local 2693 and American Legion Post #0493 in Mayville and attended St. Gerard’s Mission Church in Edgewater.  Merle survived by his wife, Pat, three sons, Michael M. of Panama, New York, Joseph H. of Cattaraugus, New York, and John G. of Mayville, New York; nine grandchildren, a sister, Donna J. Ellis of Ocala, Florida and many nieces and nephews.       Memorial donations are requested to Hospice of Volusia /Flagler, 3800 Woodbrair Trail, Port Orange, 32129. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. 

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  1. 08 May 2010
    Tim Gatto, former owner Mayville Diner says:
    Merle was a valued customer and trusted friend. His life was a life well lived. You have my deepest sympathy at this difficult ttime

  2. 08 May 2010
    JIll Krause Luecke says:
    Pat, YTou may not remember me, growing up, lived up the road from the Crandalls. Daughter of George and Joan Krause. Merle was a great person and you have my sympathy. Jill Krause Luecke

  3. 08 May 2010
    Andy Carlson says:
    Merle was a great boss when I worked for the town one summer. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. 07 May 2010
    Mike Zenns says:
    Pat & family,

    I'm sorry for your loss. Merle was always one of my favorite people to work with at the Town.

  5. 07 May 2010
    Ed Seaton says:
    Merle was very well liked & we will miss him.

  6. 07 May 2010
    PATTI DUDLEY says:
    Dear Pat and sons, Our thoughts and prayers are with you - so sorry to hear of your loss - Jerry and Patti Dudley

  7. 07 May 2010
    PATTI DUDLEY says:
    Dear Pat and sons, Our thoughts and prayers are with you - so sorry to hear of your loss - Jerry and Patti Dudley

  8. 07 May 2010
    Pat McMaster Martin says:
    Mike, Joe, and John (and families) I am so sorry to hear about your dad. May God bless you and give you all you need in your time of sorrow.

  9. 07 May 2010
    Sandy Lee says:
    Mike, Sue and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you.

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