The Snells are iconic in Gasport where they have served generations of motorists in Hartland Corners. The patriarch of the family -- Merle -- passed away on Saturday at 89 years of age. Our thoughts go out to the Snell family. Rest in peace, Mr. Snell.
Here is his obituary..
Merle E. Snell, age 89, died unexpectedly August 21, 2021 at his home.
He was born February 26, 1932 to Burton and Lottie (Patterson) Snell and a was a life-long 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, and 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, his brother: Donald (Beverly) Snell of Hartland, his sister: Karen “Kay” (Tom) Doherty of MI, 12 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends SATURDAY at the Hartland Volunteer Fire Department, 8945 Ridge Rd., Gasport, NY, 14067 from 2-6pm followed by a dinner celebrating Merle’s life immediately after. Family and friends are invited to attend his Graveside Service MONDAY 11am in Hartland Cemetery.