Leon V. Merrill, age 92, of Fredonia, N.Y. died Friday May 16, 2014 at Brooks Memorial Hospital.
Leon was born February 17, 1922 in Laona to the late Jenness and Lola Mau Merrill.
He was a graduate of Cattaraugus High School. Leon was a member of the United States Marine Corps and served in World War II.
On August 21, 1948 Leon married the former Angeline Kuznicki. They were married 62 years at the time of Angeline's death in 2010.
Leon was employed for 43 years at Allegheny Ludlum and later Special Metals.
He was a member of the Fredonia Beaver Club, the Dunkirk Lakeside Club, the Sheridan VFW, and the Cassadaga American Legion. Leon enjoyed hunting, card playing, bowling and gardening.
He is survived by his four children: Leon H. Merrill of Fredonia, Thomas J. Merrill of Springfield, VA., Germaine A. Merrill of Rochester, N.Y., and Cynthia L. Merrill of Dunkirk; three grandchildren: Jesse Gee, Alyssa (Ryan) McCormick, and Mikayla Bankosh; and two sisters: Eleanor Straight and Auleen Robinson. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents Jenness and Lola, and his wife Angeline, Leon was preceded in death by his sister, Laura Stonefoot and two brothers: John Merrill and Jenness Merrill.
Friends may call today from 4-7 p.m. at the Larson-Timko Funeral Home, 20 Central Ave., Fredonia, where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment, with Military Honors, will follow at Willowbrook Park Cemetery, Dunkirk. Online condolences may be made at larsontimkofuneralhome.com. Arrangements by David J. Dengler.