George F. Meger

CASSADAGA – George F. “Fritz” Meger, 85, longtime Cassadaga resident and resident of St. Columban’s Retirement Home, where he was loved by the residents and staff, died Friday, August 2, 2013 at the Chautauqua County Home.

Born Nov. 5, 1927 in Cassadaga, son of the late Robert J. and Marian Viall Meger.

A United States Army and Air Force veteran, he served from 1946 to 1947.

Fritz was employed with the New York State Department of Transportation for over 30 years as a highway worker, retiring in 1984.

He was a Life Member of the Cassadaga Memorial American Legion Post 1280 and had previously served as First Vice Commander. He was also a Life Member of the NRA and member of the Beaver Club. He loved collecting guns and leather tooling. Fritz could often be found mak-ing sauerkraut with his ex-tended family in his Cassadaga garage.

Husband of 41 years to the late Dorothy L. Smaltz Meger, whom he married in July of 1949 and died June 3, 1991; father of Robert B. (Theresa) Meger of Jamestown, Brian M. (Debra) Meger of Conn., Mary E. (Ronald) Wallen of Buffalo, Lucinda A. (Rodney) Spears of Forestville and the late David B. Meger (June 28, 1957); grandfather of 11; great grandfather of two; brother of the late Rita Saletta. Also survived by nieces, nephews and many friends.

A memorial service is at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Cassadaga Memorial American Legion Post 1280, 228 Maple Ave., Cassadaga, with a reception immediately following. Burial will be in the Cassadaga Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Cassadaga Memorial American Legion 1280, American Cancer Society or Cassadaga VFD.

Arrangements by Jordan Funeral Home, Sinclairville.