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Donald "Donnie" Edward Merlau

December 15, 1959 — February 23, 2016

Donald “Donnie” Edward Merlau, 56, of Cowlesville, NY passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at the Geneseo IRA. Donald was born December 15, 1959 at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, NY. He was the second child and first son of Herbert Hartman and Mary Ann Merlau of Dunnellon, Florida.

Donnie enjoyed participating in his daily household tasks, going out for coffee, lunch, or the movies, sending cards to his family on special occasions, and rocking in his favorite rocking chair.

Don will be forever remembered by his loving sisters, Peg (Scott) Skellington of Seymour, CT, Pamela (Mark) Hondzinski of Sugar Hill, GA, and Jennifer (Paul) Ahr of Doylestown, PA; his devoted brothers, John Merlau of Kansas City, MO, and Thomas Merlau of Springfield, VT; his many nieces and nephews; and his countless friends at the Geneseo IRA and DOTY Day Services.

There are no calling hours. A Graveside Service will be held Friday, February 26, 2016 at 10:00AM at the Cowlesville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made to The ARC of Livingston-Wyoming Counties at For more information please call 585-591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Leicester Cemetery


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Cowlesville Cemetery

Lapp Road, Cowlesville, NY

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