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November 27, 2012

William Merwin Sr.

William Merwin Sr.

JEFFERSON — William Merwin Sr., 65, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Clarabelle Graham; his mother, Pauline Tooley; a sister, Shirley Cole; six children, Jill and Richard Wyble, Lucille and Joseph Wyble Jr., William and Kerri Merwin Jr., Cindy and Leo Trujillo, Timothy and Britt Merwin, and Lila Merwin; daughter-in-law, Lolita Merwin; 15 grandchildren, Heather, Glenn, Megan, Merrissa, Joseph III, Travis, Clara, Nicole, William III, Brandi, Taide, Destiny, Montana, Timothy and Alexis.

He was predeceased by his father, Kenneth Merwin Sr.; a sister, Patsy Brockway; brothers, Kenneth Merwin Jr., Jerry Tooley; and a grandson, Little Richard.

A memorial service will take place at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at the Davenport Firehouse.

There will be no calling hours. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family.

Condolences for the family may be left online at

Arrangements are by the MacArthur Funeral Home of Hobart.

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