Merle E. Snell

By Orleans Hub Posted 25 August 2021 at 8:51 am

Fireman's ShieldMerle E. Snell, 89, of Hartland died unexpectedly Aug. 21, 2021 at his home.  He was born Feb. 26, 1932 to Burton and Lottie (Patterson) Snell and a was a lifelong resident of this area.  

Merle was a member of the Quaker Road Methodist Church, a Charter Member of the Hartland Volunteer Fire Company, an active member of the Town of Hartland Planning Board since 1974. He enjoyed gardening and cooking turkey dinners year-round.  He was also co-owner/operator of Snell’s Service Station.  

Mr. Snell was predeceased by his wife, Lois; and a son and daughter-in-law: Michael and Suzanne Snell.  He is survived by his children: Kim (Linda) Snell of Medina, Randall Snell of Gasport, Steven (Brandy) Snell of Burt, William Snell of Hartland, Bailey Snell of Royalton; brother, Donald (Beverly) Snell of Hartland; sister, Karen “Kay” (Tom) Doherty of Mich.; 12 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.  

The family will receive friends Sat., Aug. 28, 2021 at the Hartland Volunteer Fire Department, 8945 Ridge Rd., Gasport, NY, 14067 from 2-6 p.m. followed by a dinner celebrating Merle’s life immediately after. Family and friends are invited to attend his graveside service Mon., Aug. 29, 11 a.m. in Hartland Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fire Company.  

Merle’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Sherrie-Bream Funeral Home of Gasport.  To share a special memory of Merle, please visit: