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In Memory of

Gerald Henry Merkle

December 1, 1921 - March 29, 2015

Obituary


MERKLE

Gerald Henry, 93 of Hillsdale passed away peacefully on March 29, 2015. In 2010, Jerry was preceded in death by the love of his life, Irma Anderson Merkle, whom he married on May 7, 1944. Jerry was born in Oradell, NJ on December 1, 1921 to Ethel (Blauvelt) and Henry Merkle. After graduating from Westwood High School, Jerry attended Officer Candidate School, joined the US Army and served four years during WWII in places such as Italy, North Africa and Virginia. He was in the Army Reserve and retired as a Lt. Colonel...

MERKLE

Gerald Henry, 93 of Hillsdale passed away peacefully on March 29, 2015. In 2010, Jerry was preceded in death by the love of his life, Irma Anderson Merkle, whom he married on May 7, 1944. Jerry was born in Oradell, NJ on December 1, 1921 to Ethel (Blauvelt) and Henry Merkle. After graduating from Westwood High School, Jerry attended Officer Candidate School, joined the US Army and served four years during WWII in places such as Italy, North Africa and Virginia. He was in the Army Reserve and retired as a Lt. Colonel and was a past Commander of Ralph W. Lester Post #130 VFW. Jerry graduated from Rutgers with a degree in Accounting and spent most of his career in various positions at SST Corporation from which he retired in 1987 as their Treasurer.
He is survived by his loving children, Pamela Butler of Farmington, CT, Gerald A. Merkle and wife, Grace, of Poughkeepsie, NY and Holly Bosley of Hillsdale, NJ. Also survived by eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren as well as his sister-in-law, Virginia Ross, Township of Washington, NJ. Jerry was also preceded in death by his two devoted sons-in-law, Scott Butler and Don Bosley. Jerry was a loving husband, a wonderful father and grandfather, who will be truly missed by his family. Cremation and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, it would be appreciated by the family if donations be made to the charity of your choice.