MOUNT VISION — Merton E. Naylor, 72, of County Highway 11, Mount Vision, died Jan. 14, 2002, at his home.
He was born March 17, 1929, the son of the late Herbert and Ethel (Harrington) Naylor.
He and his brothers operated the Naylor Brothers Dairy Farm in Mount Vision until 1993.
He was one of the founding members of the Mount Vision Fire Department, holding many offices. He became an honorary member when he could no longer be actively involved. He was also a longtime member of the Mount Vision United Methodist Church and the Mount Vision Grange.
He is survived by his wife of over 36 years, Janice Naylor, of Mount Vision; his sons, David Naylor of Mount Vision and his fiancee, Carol Breier of Cooperstown, and Douglas Naylor and his wife, Antonella of South Windsor, Conn.; his daughter, Darleen Callahan and her husband, Christopher of Mount Vision; his sister and brother-in-law, Harriet and Robert Williams, and their son, Gary of Masonville; grandchildren, Caitlin Breier, Benjamin Naylor, Amanda Naylor and a new baby expected in June; his extended family, Jon, Tandi, Audrianna and Eric Ericson of Mount Vision; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Lisle and Kendall Naylor.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, from the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta, with the Rev. Roger G. Yoder, pastor of the Mount Vision United Methodist Church, officiating. Friends and family may call from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, at Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta, when the family will be present.
Burial will be in the Mount Vision Cemetery, Mount Vision, in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mount Vision Fire Department or the Hartwick Emergency Squad.
Funeral arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta and Otego.
Published in The Daily Star on Jan. 16, 2002.
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