Howard Arthur Straight of Mendon, NY, age 94, passed away Friday, August 2, 2019 at Highland Hospital. He was born in Pittsford, NY. He loved our Country and enlisted in 1942 to help in World War II and again 8 years later in 1950 to help in the Korean Conflict. He served in combat roles in both Wars. Howard was a proud member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He retired from Castle Co. in Rochester after 30 years of service. He loved his church, St. Mark Lutheran Church in Menden, and found peace and purpose with the congregation, and he also loved to fish and being part of his community.
He leaves behind his sister, Pearl Van Der Water; sister-in-law Joyce Straight; many nieces and nephews including Ed (Darlene), and Allen Van Der Water; great nephews, Rod (Kris) and Scott (Wendy) Van Der Water; great great nephews, Casey, Grey, Jared and Scott Jr. Van Der Water and many, many friends. He was predeceased by his wife Sophie (Larwood) Straight; parents, Ellen and Arthur Straight; stepfather, Clarence Larwood, who loved to fish as much as he did; sisters, Olive Straight and Doris Hegeman, and brother Bob.
Friends may call Saturday, August 10 from 2 - 4 PM at Merton H. Kays Funeral Home, Inc. 59 Monroe St, Honeoye Falls, NY. Services Sunday 1pm at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 18 Victor Mendon Road, Mendon, NY. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Honor Flight Rochester Inc. or St Mark Lutheran Church in Mendon, 18 Victor Mendon Rd, Mendon, NY 14506. To leave a condolence please visit twww.mertonkaysfuneralhome.com
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Merton H Kays Funeral Home, Inc.
59 Monroe Street Honeoye Falls, NY, 14472 Phone: (585) 624-1120 Fax: (585) 624-3228