Merle Schoenfeld, 95, died on January 28, 2022 at St. Joseph Kervick Center in Rutland.
He was born to Rae and Alvin Schoenfeld in Hulmeville, Pa. He served his country proudly in Germany from 1944 to 1946 with his claim to fame serving as a driver for General Patton at times.
Merle had always been an avid skier and golfer so after numerous ski bum trips he moved to Killington in 1959 and purchased the Combination Farm and in the years to follow converted it to Mountain Meadows Lodge, a country lodge.
As a ski instructor at Killington he met a girl who worked in the base lodge ski shop and In 1964 he married her, Beverley Eastman and her girls Diane and Deb. The new family then all worked together to make Mt. Meadows a success. Selling in 1973 he moved on to Proctor Pittsford.
Country Club to be its Golf Pro, four time club champ and helped to establish the PPCC Junior Golf Program, of which he was proudest of. He spent 30 years golfing his heart out with 20 of those Skiing in the winter.
Predeceased by his parents, brother Bruce, wife Beverley. He leaves behind his daughters Diane Eastman (Husband Dan Gram), Deb Eastman all of Cuttinsville, grandson JB Smith (wife Samantha Mclemore and his pride and joy, great grands Harper, Leo and Edie Smith-Mclemore all of Maryland. We will all miss that twinkle in your eye.
The family gives their heartfelt thanks, gratitude, and love to the staff at St. Joseph Kervick Residence, the Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice for taking such wonderful care of Merle. You truly made him a happy man in his senior years.
There will be no calling hours. A celebration of life will take place at Proctor Pittsford Country Club at a later date.