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Merle Grenell

January 15, 2018


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SERVICES

Visitation
Monday
January 22, 2018

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home
483 Chenango Street
Binghamton, NY 13901

Funeral Service
Monday
January 22, 2018

11:00 AM
Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home
483 Chenango Street
Binghamton, NY 13901


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Merle Grenell, 96, passed away January 15, 2018. He is survived by his children, Norman C. Grenell, Ronald D. (Tena) Grenell, and Lynne N. DeLisle, his step-children, Linda (Dennis) Harding and Robert (Paula) Ernst, his grandchildren, Ryan, Michael, Kimberly, Brian, Denise, Jason and Kyle, his sister Wilda Grenell, several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife Tene in his second wife Betty and one sister Helen Williams. He was honored to celebrate a 25th wedding anniversary with both of his wives.  America has lost another World War II Veteran. Merle, nicknamed Whitey because of his white/blond hair served the war effort as a Navy Pharmacist Mate First Class serving in the Pacific Theater hospitals. His basic training was at Samson, Pharmacist training in Guantanamo,Cuba and Camp Endicott, Rhode Island. He served in hospitals in Okinawa and Guantanamo. Merle was active in Boy Scouts with his sons serving as Troop Leader, Explorer Scout Post Leader and Order of the Arrow along with other council activities. Merle was an IBM Quarter Century Club member of IBM Endicott serving the company as mechanic, technician and installer of various company products including the Card Readers. He played in various IBM softball and baseball leagues. Merle was an avid woodworker making many wonderful items for friends and family. Besides gardening Merle's favorite hobby was fishing in Canada for over 50 years with his sons, grandsons and many friends. He also enjoyed playing pinochle with his friends in the Just We Pinochle Club. He was a member of the Conklin Presbyterian Church.


Funeral services will be 11:00 am Monday at the Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home, 483 Chenango St. Binghamton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 am - 11 am. Burial with  military honors will follow in Chenango Valley Cemetery. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Sign his guestbook at www.HEFUNERALHOME.com

 

TAPS

 

Day is done, gone the sun

From the lake, from the hill,

From the sky. All is well,

 Safely rest. God is nigh.

 

Thanks and praise for our days

’Neath the sun, ’neath the stars,

’Neath the sky. As we go,

 This we know. God is nigh.

 

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