• Goble Funeral Home
    Sparta, NJ
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
Henry "Hank" Merz IV 1952 - 2013
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Sunday, March 17, 2013
debbie and family we will miss that big guy i really loved the guy kim and sandy
Thursday, February 28, 2013
So sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.



John C. Michaels
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Dear Debi and family,
May the memories of the many happy times you shared with your beloved husband, father and grandfather, sustain you and your family during this most difficult of times.
Carole Harper (Morris Plains)
Monday, February 25, 2013
Debi,
I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. My sympathies are with you and your family.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
One of the very few I can remember I went to kindergarten thru JTHS with. Learned in kindergarten our birthdays are 2 days apart. A wonderful friend and teammate who obviously has left a tremendous legacy. He will always be remembered.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Debbie , sorry for your loss,Hank was truly an awesome person and touch a lot of people in his own way .
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Dear Debbie and Family-I am so sorry for yourloss of "Big Hank." He was my idol on JTHS football team. I followed him around like a puppy & learned so much from him. I will always appreciate my time with him in JTHS. He will always be missed.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
"The Mighty Falcon" as Hank was billed in the local papers back in the day, will be sorely missed. Imagine if we were all as warm, kind, and engaging.......
Friday, February 22, 2013
My life was blessed to have met Hank. He was the kind of person that you don't forget....ever! I pray that your family is embraced by the peace which passes all understanding. Our sincere sympathy, Jerry and Debbie Sweet
Friday, February 22, 2013
Debbie and extended family.
My prayers and thoughts are with all of you during this time. May you find comfort in each other and your wonderful memories.
Friday, February 22, 2013
To the entire Merz family. Hearing of the passing of Hank was shocking. Your family lost a great pillar. Remember only the good die young and at 60 he was undisbutably a great guy.

The memories he left for your family as well as everyone who knew him will keep him alive in so many hearts.

My prayers are with you all.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Deb and Family
Hank was truly one of a kind and will surely be missed. It was an honor to have known and worked with him. Rest in peace.
Doug and Martha Martin
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Thoughts and prayers to you all. We will miss him.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Dear Debi and Family -

We share in your sorrow. Although Hank is now in the company of the Lord, we were all so blessed to have known him in this journey of life. May your tears be wiped away with fond memories and the light of peace shine on all of you.

I regret that Greg and I cannot join you on Saturday, but our thoughts will be with you. Rejoice and reflect on Hank and his truly remarkable life. Love always, Eileen
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Debbie & Famiy
It was a shock and my deepest condolenses to all.. Hank was a gentle giant with a heart of gold.. he would do anything for anybody and as a friend and colleague it was an honor to know him..and yes I will miss the sarcasm..I will always cherish the memories....rest in peace and have fun riding your harley with Ralph..Ed-Maureen Healy
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Deb, I reach out to you with prayer, Ill see you
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
To all the Merz family, So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with the entire family at this difficult time.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
he was a big man
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Debbie & Family,
My deepest condolenses on the sudden loss of your husband. May God comfort you all at this time
Thoughts and prayers are with you

Edwina Francaviglia
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
I'm so sorry for your terrible loss of your husband and father. God bless you all .
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Debi and family,
What a shock! Please accept my sincere condolences and sympathy to you and your entire family.
Barbara Kinback
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Debbie and whole Merz Clan, My heart goes out to all of you for this sudden loss. I have such great memories especially from hanging out at the lake and summers at the shore when we were kids. I always looked up to Hankie when we were growing up - he was so very cool - a gentle giant. You are all in my prayers.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Deb and family, my deepest sympathies to you all. I have known Hank longer than most, way back to the early 70's. From the Van Genderan days up to present. He provided a lot of smiles to a lot of people.He will be missed for sure.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Dear Deb and Family, my thoughts and prayer are with you during this difficult time, though I have not seen Hank since HS our childhood friendship is one I always remeber he was truly a kind and warm man. May God provide you all with strenght and comfort.Fondly Debi( Riker)Polet
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Kathy and Merz Family, our hearts are heavy to hear of Hank's passing. He will always be fondly remembered with a smile cause that's the kind of guy he was. Our thoughts, blessings and prayers are with those he has left behind.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Dear Deb and Family,
Words cannot express how sorry I am to hear about Hank. May you find comfort and support from family and friends at this most difficult time. With deepest sympathies.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Amanda,
I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I know how much he meant to you and family. May your memories comfort you at this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Carol
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
So sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
May God bless you and your family.
Pat Mocarski
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Deb & Family -

May you find comfort in knowing that someone so special will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Debbie:
I am very sorry to hear this news. The thoughts and prayers of the Pinto family are with you.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Debbie and Family,
So sorry to hear about Hank. You are all in my prayers. Jane E Zoon
Monday, February 18, 2013
Dear Merz Family,

It was shocking and sad to get the terrible news...your family and mine all grew up together on Ross Court...we send our condolences and prayers at this time of loss and sadness...God Bless.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Deb & Family:
We were so shocked to hear the news. May God comfort and bless you all through this very difficult time. Carmela and Richard Douris
Monday, February 18, 2013
To the Merz familly our deepest sympathies on your loss. Hank will be missed by the entire Jefferson community.
Jim and Nancy Tasker
Monday, February 18, 2013
So sorry to hear about Hank. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Monday, February 18, 2013
sorry for the loss Hank very nice guy on the phone
Monday, February 18, 2013
Dear Hank's family, I was very shocked and saddened to read Hank's obituary. Although I didn't know him as an adult, I remember him as the cute little tyke that belonged to Pat! (I remember how Pat snuck that cow bell into his High School graduation, and boy was it ever loud!! She was such a nut and so funny!) Our families have had "ties" in the past. Hank's dad was a cop in Jefferson, and Hank's mom was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary with my mother, Nan Colie, and they were good friends. My dad, Russell Colie, was also active in the Post. Hank's sister, Susan, was in my son's (Christopher Simmons) classes in grammar school (they were both in the last kindergarten class taught by Mrs. Elizabeth Riggs, after which she retired. Recently, I was going through family pictures and came across photos I had taken of their kindergarten trip to Gingerbread Castle in 1971). And Hank's grandparents had a "Mom & Pop" grocery store in Oak Ridge for quite a few years, which was where we were able to buy bread, milk, and such, locally, instead of having to travel all the way to Dover (we moved up to Longwood Lake in October 1957! Trust me, there was NOTHING there!). I was very sad when Pat passed. My mother passed in November 2003. My brother Jimmy passed in October 2008. I am so sorry for your loss!
Most sincerely,
Eileen T. Simmons (nee Colie)
Monday, February 18, 2013
Bob and were so shocked to hear about Hanks passing. Our most sincere condolences to you and all your family!
Monday, February 18, 2013
You and Henry were "the couple" of JTHS. My sympathies go to you and your family. He will always be in your heart and our memories. God Bless.
Monday, February 18, 2013
The Merz family was like MY family while growing up in Milton. I am so sorry for your loss. Hank truly was a very special person, as you all have always been to me. My heart is so sad for all of you. Love you...
Monday, February 18, 2013
Debi and family
My condolences to you and your family.
I am deeply saddened by Hanks passing.
We were friends for a long time and he will be missed.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Dear Debbie & Family
Sending heartfelt sympathies to all during this difficult time
Kris & Joe Guiles
Monday, February 18, 2013
Debbie and Family,
My deepest sympathies for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Deb and family, I will always remember our years at jths. Hank was a good friend. my prayers are with you at this sad time.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Our Prayers Are With You .Rest In Peace

Bill & Lucille Flatt
Monday, February 18, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Debi and family,
My heart goes out to you and your family in this difficult time. Please accept my sincere sympatthy. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Donna Goldfarb Catapano
Monday, February 18, 2013
I can never forget the countless hours washing and waxing the HD's and '57. I was so proud to have been a part of HDM and your family. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. He will be missed by so many....Forgotten by none!!!
Sunday, February 17, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss, the Marra's and the Merz's grew up togther.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
My prayers are with you as you go through this very difficult time. May your cherished memories help bring comfort and healing to your heart.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Rest in peace, Hank. You will be greatly missed. Debi & family, deepest sympathies to all of you. May you find comfort in God's love and always remember how much you were cherished by Hank.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family of my friend "Hank". I have fond memories of him. I will never forget when I met Hank back in the 70's at Van Genderen's. He was our "go to" guy during our glory days of "muscle cars". Hank was always so helpful. It was an honor to know his daughter Janine and son-in-law Doug. They always spoke the world of Hank. Hank will be missed dearly, but never forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family now and always.

Dave and Cathy Marrash
Sunday, February 17, 2013
My deepest heartfelt sympathies to you Debbie & your family.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Mrs Merz and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Merz was a great man and will be missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Debbie, your children and grandchildren.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Thank you all on behalf of my entire family. We all loved him & will miss him greatly. Your kind words, thoughts & memories are appreciated.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Deb and family, We share your grief, words cannot express our sadness.You are in our thoughts, Love to all, Uncle Bill & Aunt Di
Sunday, February 17, 2013
You are loved
Sunday, February 17, 2013
I worked for and trained under Hank at VG in the shop he was a great guy. but I will never forget him saying that his day wasn't complete until he ruined someone elses,he had a great sense of humor! GOD BLESS YOU HANK! I'm so sorry for Debbie and the kids.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Mrs Merz, Lori, I send my deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your husband/father. I will pray for all of you in this time of loss. Donald Haberthur Jr
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Debi and family,
I am so saddened to hear of your loss. Please know you are in my prayers at this difficult hour. Hold all the good memories in your hearts. With sympathy,
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Deb & Family
We were very saddened hearing about Hank's passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and the entire family.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Our deepest condolences to you and your family, Debi. No words can express our sympathies.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
dear deb and family, none of us can understand why life takes the paths it does. I know you had a great husband and dad for your daughters. please know that all of us are there for you and in our thoughts, hearts, and prayers, monika scherich
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Deborah and family....I was saddened by the news when I spoke to Bob Barnett yesterday..We all grew up together in the same 'hood'. Had a lot of good memories.. Jefferson will not be the same without Henry or as he was known at JTHS "Chunger Bun" Our thoughts are with you here in the Lone Star State..
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Deb & Family,
So, so sorry to hear of the sudden loss of Hank. Our deepest sympathies to all of you.
Bruce & Sue Headley
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Debi, Lori, Kerrie, Janeen, and Amanda... I am so sorry to hear the passing of your father! He was such a kind man!! I was very lucky to be part of such a wonderful family!! Hank and Josh are going out for rides on their bikes today!!
Will be thinking and praying for you girls and all of your little ones!!!

Love,
Danielle Weber
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Debbie, Sorry for your loss. I remember you and Hank fondly from our high school years. He was a person that stood out in our 1970 JTHS class.
Cathy (Marra) Halvorsen
Sunday, February 17, 2013
A true friend to the end may you rest in peace. You served as our best man at our wedding. Deb and girls please accept our deepest sympathy during this difficult time.
Al and Maureen Stearn
Lake Hopatcong
Sunday, February 17, 2013
To the Entire Merz Family, My deepest condolences to all of you on the loss of your beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, friend. It is clear that Hank touched many lives in his 60 years! My heart goes out to all of you. May his love and your memories of him support you through this difficult time.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Dear Debbie and children
Words cannot express how sad John and I are to hear about Hank.I still can't believe it. I will always remember him as a Big Teddy Bear, who had such a good heart.
"Hank", even though we did not see you all the time, we always knew that you would be there if we needed you and now that part of our neighborhood is gone and I will cherish every funny thing that we ever talked and laughed about over the fence.
Debbie, please let us know if we can do anything.
Love
John and Louise Gerosa
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Kathy & family - Please accept our sympathies regarding Hank's passing.
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