William R. “Bill” Schlegel of Southold, formerly of Merrick, died May 16. He was 97.
He was born April 2, 1920, in New York City to Emil and Caroline Schlegel and later served in the U.S. Coast Guard landing on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944.
For many years, Mr. Schlegel was a salesman for Merrick Dodge.
Surviving are his wife Marie; daughters, Patricia Cairo and Sue DeLuca; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and Marie’s daughter, Cheryl Janlewicz. He was predeceased by his first wife, Eleanor Schlegel.
The family received visitors May 21 at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck. Funeral services were held May 22 at Mattituck Presbyterian Church, officiated by the Rev. Dr. John Carrick. Interment followed at Nassau Knolls Cemetery in Port Washington.
Memorial donations to the Mattituck Presbyterian Church or Alzheimer’s Disease Research would be appreciated.