Guy Leo Merkel Sr.

Rochester, NY

Guy L Merkel Sr. passed away on April 29, 2019, at Strong Memorial Hospital surrounded by family and friends.  Guy was born December 23, 1928, in Rochester.  He is survived by his children; Guy L Merkel Jr. of McHenry, IL, Jody R (Harrison) of Whidbey Island, WA, Timothy I of Longmont, CO, Melissa M (Gigl) of Franklin, MI, Tod J of Bethesda, MD, and Amy L (Daly) of Millington, IL, Grandchildren Heather A, Anthony G, Meghan L (Stetz), Taylor E (Harrison), Miles C (Harrison), Caitlin L, Erin M (Gigl), David R (Gigl), Shaiyon J, Ishan D, Alex, Michael P (Daly), Matthew J (Daly), McKenna L (Daly), Great-grandchildren Devin A (Wronski), Caylee J (Wronski), Jordan M, Carter A, Oakley A, (Ross), Trip L, (Ross),  sisters & brothers Earlene (Newton), Wanda (Cardillo), Bruce, Gerald, Ann (Kirchner), and predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Evelyn B (McDonald), and daughter Pamela A (Campau), as well as his siblings Thomas, Gail (Heidt), Una, Lee, Nancy (Barone), and Dennis.

Guy graduated from Aquinas High School and proudly served with the United States Marine Corps in the Korean War and in the Marine Reserves for 23 years.  Guy was a consistent top performer in his Sales career with AM International in the Graphic Arts industry.  He was a lifetime member of The Optimist Club and a member of the Irondequoit Chapter of the American Legion.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Aquinas High School.

Guy’s Funeral Mass will be held Friday May 3rd 10a.m. at St. Ambrose Church (25 Empire Blvd. Rochester, NY). Interment Oakwood Cemetery.


Jarmusz Cotton Funeral Home

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