Merritt Williams

Obituary of Merritt Williams

Merritt H. Williams

Plattsburgh – Merritt H. Williams, 91, formerly of Beekman Towers, Plattsburgh, died Wednesday, August 3, 2017 at Meadowbrook Healthcare in Plattsburgh.

He was born in Lake Placid, August 15, 1925, the son of the late, Burt and Lila (Banker) Williams. He served in the United States Army during WWII and was honorably discharged in 1946.

He married the former Irene Martineau, August 7, 1948. She predeceased him, July 8, 2002.

Prior to his military service he worked in farming. Following his discharge he was a heavy equipment operator for Hazeyray Shores in Plattsburgh, and later worked for Nestle in Milford, Connecticut, retiring in 1986.

Merritt was a member of the American Legion Post 20 in Plattsburgh, and a lifetime member of the VFW Post 125 also in Plattsburgh. He enjoyed bowling.

Left to cherish the memory of Merritt are, three sisters, Florence Denton of Lakeland, Florida, Laura Roe of Sloanville, New York, and Joyce Peck of Jay, New York; sister-in-law, Kay Martineau of Champlain, New York; brother-in-law, Hector Martineau and his wife Rosella of Morrisonville, New York; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his spouse and parents, he was predeceased by four brothers, Raymond, Paul, Malcolm, and Burt Williams; and two sisters, Beatrice Green and Alma Laurence.

Calling hours will be held Monday, August 7, 2017 from Noon to 2 PM at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. A service will follow at 2 PM in the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel. Military honors will be accorded at the Hamilton Veterans Memorial, following the service, with committal prayers and burial in the Schuyler Falls Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the Schuyler Falls Cemetery Association, and mailed to 269 Mason Street, Morrisonville, NY, 12962.

A special thank you to the caregivers at Meadowbrook Healthcare especially those on Aspen View 3, where Merritt resided.

Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, 643-9055.