April 15, 1920 ~ December 13, 2007
Rochester: Thursday, December 13, 2007. Merle passed away peacefully, with his daughters by his side at the age of 87. He is the son of William and Adelaide, born on April 15, 1920 in Hammond, NY. He graduated from Hammond High School in 1938. Predeceased by his wife, Helena Wainwright Laidlaw. Survived by daughters, Jane Lyth and Amy(Michael)Quattrociocchi; grandchildren, Laure and Max Quattrociocchi; little buddy, Logan; Sister-in-law, Helen Mack; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He was a retired farmer, an Agway retiree, a 63 year member of Hammond Masonic Lodge No. 861 and sang in numerous choirs throughout the years. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, December 22, 3PM in Bethany Presbyterian Church, 3000 Dewey Ave. where a Masonic Service will be held at 2:30PM. Interment, private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lifetime Care, 3111 Winton Rd, South, Rochester,NY 14623. The family gives a special thanks to the nurses and staff of the 4th floor of St. Ann's Home, and to Lifetime Care for their tremendous care, love, and support during Dad's final days. You will always be remembered.