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Arthur R. Merchant, Sr. -- September, 20, 2018

Arthur R. Merchant, Sr. passed away peacefully in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at the age of 78. Born on July 25, 1940 in Lockport, NY the son of the late Harold and Alda (nee Aikin) Merchant. Arthur attended Lockport High School, graduating in 1959. He met his wife of 52 years the former Mary Lou Ward and married her on December 4, 1965. Arthur worked many jobs, including Harrison Radiator, Lyle and Richards, Meat Cutter and finally retiring from his farm in 2011. Arthur liked to bowl, hunt and work on the farm.

Along with his parents, Arthur is predeceased by his brother Harold A. Merchant and Zella (late Harvey) Spearin. Besides his wife, he is survived by his son Arthur (late Joanna) Merchant, Jr.; as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family will be present to receive friends on Wednesday from 4-7 PM at the LANGE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 186 East Avenue, Lockport, where Funeral Services will follow at 7 PM. Friends invited. A private interment will be held in Clarence Centre Cemetery.

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