Name:   Roger Alfred Mercer

From:  The Salamanca Press, Salamanca, New York
Date:  Wednesday, November 30, 2005

ELLICOTTVILLE - Roger A. Mercer, 82, of Elizabeth Street, died Sunday (Nov. 27, 2005) at the Buffalo General Hospital.

He was born Sept. 8, 1923 in Ellicottville, the son of the late Alfred and Callalee (Spittler) Mercer.

On August 29, 1953 in Ellicottville, he married the former Patricia Loveless, who predeceased him Aug. 27, 1992.

Mr. Mercer was the owner and operator of Mercer Electric in Ellicottville for many years and later at Holiday Valley for 15 years.

He was a member of Holy Name of Mary RC Church in Ellicottville, an exempt Fireman with the Ellicottville, Vol. Fire Dept. and a very active member with the Ellicottville Historical Association, where he wrote the Story of Ellicottville. He enjoyed playing cards and his dog "Gus."

He is survived by a son, Thomas Mercer of Ellicottville and a daughter, Teresa Wagner of Ellicottville and a granddaughter, Calla Lee Wagner. Also surviving is a brother, Calvin Mercer of Ellicottville and a sister, Ellen Jackson of San Antonio, Texas and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the O'Rourke Funeral Home, 411 Rock City, Little Valley.