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Merle G. Croft

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hartwick, n.y. -- Merle G. Croft, 87, of Hartwick, died early Tuesday morning, May 6, 2003.

He was born May 17,1915 in Utica, N.Y., a son of Merle R. and Mabel (Allen) Croft, He married Edith Marie Thrasher on May 18,1946 in Utica.

For over 20 years Merle was employed as a union carpenter for the former Utica Local No. 120, now No. 747.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 57 years, Edith of Hartwick; a daughter, Barbara Croft of North Bennington, Vt.; three sons, Robert M. Croft of Hartwick, Richard D. Croft of Denton, Texas and Dwayne T. Croft of New York City; three grandsons; three granddaughters; a twin brother, Robert A. Croft of Hartwick.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 10, 2003 at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown. Burial will follow in the Hartwick Cemetery with full military honors.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday evening, May 9, 2003 from 7 - 9 p.m. when the family will be in attendance.
Published in Bennington Banner on May 8, 2003
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