Donald F. Merlau Greece: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at age 89. Predeceased by his wife, Barbara Aileen Merlau; son-in-law’s, Daniel McManus and Paul Burgess. Survived by his children, Donna Merlau, Maureen McManus, Steve Merlau, Kathleen Merlau, Linda Buell, Sue Merlau, Sandy Merlau; grandsons, Ed and Brandon Buell; brothers, Richard (Joann) Merlau and Charles Merlau; sister-in-law, Barbara Merlau; many nieces, nephews. Donald worked at Eastman Kodak Co., he enjoyed tinkering and repairing things and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandsons. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Donald’s visitation will be held Sunday, March 24th 1-4 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Rd. where his Funeral Service will be celebrated Monday, 11:00 AM in the chapel of the funeral home. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or Camp Good Days in his memory. For more information and to sign his online guestbook, visit

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  1. I am sorry for your loss. May the cherished memories of a life well lived and the love that was shared bring you comfort and peace. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.

  2. Sue and the entire Merlau family, so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. Know that he is in a better place now. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  3. To Donna and the Merlau Family:

    The New York Geographic Alliance wishes to express our condolences on the passing of your father, Donald. We know that this is a difficult time for you, but you are not alone. If there is anything that we can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact Tim McDonnell, NYGA Coordinator. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Hi Cathy and Linda
    My deepest sympathy in the loss of your DAD. Thinking of you and your family in this difficult time.
    Rita Giorgione

  5. Sue, I am so sorry to hear the news of your father’s passing. May memories of happier times help to bring you peace. Gail Dowd

  6. Dear Donna and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. A father’s love is a precious thing. May God hold you and comfort you with sweet memories. (An interesting coincidence: I lost my Dad many years ago. Your Dad passed on my Dad’s birthday.)

    Prayers for all,

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