... You never knew me but you may have known my dad Paul Merges, he was your cousin and he loved you so much. Im his son Cooper Merges, and when i heard the tradgic news I cried for so long. I felt so bad, so bad for you and your family. I Miss You, everybody does, and I just want to say for all the people out thier who knew you, WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND YOUR SOUL WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEART! God bless you and your family.
I love you.. and I'm so sorry... - Cooper Merges (Son of Paul Merges)
Man I miss you soo bad. I was just reading our last messages on Facebook. I know you are with me. You came to me in a dream to say goodbye. I just wish I could call heaven and tell you how good I am doing. You would be so proud. My son still has your peacock feather. We talk about you often. Please help me stay strong and be the Mom you always told me to be. No one will ever fill the void in my heart. I love you bro. Until we meet again.
My sincere sympathies on this tragic loss. Wishes to family and friends for healing, recovery and cherished memories that last forever.
I only recently learned the passing of Paul. We dated for a few months when we were in our early 20's. He was such a sweet guy. He was always looking out for me as I was living on my own, and he would visit even if it was late at night just to keep me from being alone. He talked about his parents and his brothers with such love and admiration. I will always keep the memory of Lake George boating in my heart. Rest in Peace Sweet Guy.
So sorry for the loss of our loved one...Paul you have always been my friend I will never forget you may you be at peace our angel...
I lost my husband, Robert Koechlin Jr., on the same day in a biking accident in Tahoe and he was the same age as Paul.
I wish his family strength and will keep you in my prayers. I felt compelled to write to you because I am going through the same pain that are experiencing. May all the good energy and prayers in the world find their way to us both.
So much tragedy at this time of year. My heart goes out to this family. I will pray for you and all those affected by the recent elementary school tragedy in CT. Sending thoughts of love and comfort from TN.
To Merges Family:
Please, accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Paul Jr.
I met and work with him during my time at New York City Bureau for Radiological Health. He was a great guy.
You are all in our prayers. God bless you all.
Never met Paul, but from our talks came to realize what a great family you have and the love you feel for them. Terribly sorry to here of your loss. You will all be in my prayers.
Paul and family
Was just made aware of this tragedy via HPS e-mail.
Please accept our heartfelt condolences
RIP Paul, you were literally one of a kind. You will be missed by many!! Jenn (Babcock)
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones. Paul and I graduated from St Pius together and, although we haven't seen each other in many years, the fond memories came back easily. Paul made me laugh everyday at St Pius. I'm very saddened by this loss.
Dear Paul and family. I am thinking of you and sending my deepest sympathy and concern in this tragic loss of your son. Life is so bittersweet, wonderful moments and stunning loss. Please take care of yourself, I am praying for you all.
My prayers are with you and your family,
so sorry, please accept my sincere condolences. Tell the children to pray
for their father, he is in a special place and will always be there for them
and your entire family. God bless you..
Barbara and Family - We were deeply saddened to learn of the loss of your son Paul. We are sure that you and your family brought him much joy and happiness during his time on this earth. In sincere sympathy - Marty and Sue Carbone - Lake George NY
Dear Pau,family - I was so very sorry to read about this terrible tradgedy. I can only imagine how you all must feel. My thoughts are with you. - Charlie Morrison
Paul, we were terribly saddened to learn of your son's tragic death. Losing him must be very hard to bear. You and your family are in our thoughts.
Please accept my condolences on the passing of Paul. I will miss having lunch with him and him telling me about how proud he is about his family.
May God Bless You All
so sorry for your loss, my heart and prayers go out to you. a year ago I lost a childhood friend due to a hit and run. much love. -m.d.
My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
To the Merges family: I've been thinking of you during this difficult time, especially your openness and sharing of outdoor sports. My memories of Paul and you all are close to my heart.
So sorry to hear about the tragic accident and the loss of your son,
I am in Florida and will not be able
to attend his funeral
Brian and the entire Merges family,
I am very sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I really didn't know Paul for a very long time, but it does seem like it. he was very nice. I worked with him in the tax department. I will miss his smile and his laugh. I will remember him because my oldest daughters birthday is 4/6/1967. My prayers are with all of his family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Paul and the Merges family.
Barbara, I am so sad to hear about the tragic events that have occurred. May God carry you through this terrible misfortune and bring consolation to you and the whole Merges family, especially his children. He will be remembered in our prayers.
Dear Kris,Tia,Sean and Keara, No one can take away your own feelings you have had over the past few years and the pain and sorrow you are enduring at the passing of your Mom, Grandmother, and Father and Friend. I am so sad for all of you that you have to experienced all this. God has a plan and we are not in control, we never truly know the pain or heartache until it happens to us. you are not alone and never will be.Many thoughts and prayers are ouy there and Paul will help you threw the rough times just call on him he is closer to all of you now. With much regards Amy Neiles
Was so sorry to read about the tragic death of your son. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Wishing your family healing and comfort from family, friends, and community at this terribly painful time. Paul Jr. was a kind, funny, and truly genuine soul. He spoke constantly of his children, whom he clearly loved to the ends of the universe and beyond. Paul will be sorely missed. It was a pleasure to know him.
No one will ever understand the depths of your grief of losing your son, father, brother, friend. Please know that you have my deepest condolences.
I am truly sorry for your loss. Please be assured of my prayers as you navigate the future without your son. Your strength and your faith will be a consolation for the entire family.
Prayers and sympathy to the Merges family on the tragic loss of Paul. It is always difficult when those whom we love pass away, but Paul's loss is especially sad. Sincerely, Patrica Cassidy Parker
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Kilt
To the Merges Family,
Our prayers and thoughts go out to all of you in your heartbreaking loss.
My thoughts and prayers go out for you in your loss. May God's comforting hand be ever present during your time of grieving. The Lord is our Shepherd. Keep close to Him.
please accept my condolences on the passing of your son. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
To the Merges family, I am very sorry to hear about the accident involving Paul resulting in his passing. I worked with Paul when he first started in NYS Ed Dept. He was a fun and comical guy and he liked having a good time. He will be missed by many. God Bless his kids.
To the Merges Family,
I am saddened to hear of Paul's tragic passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy and know that your family is in my thoughts & prayers.
~ Natalie (Nash) Keenan
Dear Barb & family,
I'm so sorry for your loss.
My thoughts and prayers are w/ you & your family during this difficult time.
I am so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. I have fond memories of the Merges Family from my days at St. Pius X School. God bless you all.
Paul, Barbara and family;
Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Paul Jr. You are all in our prayers. You all, especially his children, have someone special to pray to. God Bless.
John and Lynda Kearney.
To the Merges Family,
I am sorry for your loss, Paul was a great friend and person. He will be missed.
I am so sorry for your tragic loss, you are in our thoughts.
-Jill White (Lucas White's wife)
Both my wife and I had the pleasure of knowing Paul from State Ed. He was one of a kind. I remember talking horses with him. He will be missed .Condolences to the Merges family.
I have worked with Paul for the last few years. My deepest condolences and heartfelt sysmpathy for his children and family during this difficult time. Rest in Peace Paul.
I have worked with Paul for the last few years. My deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy go out to his children and family. Rest in peace Paul.
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
I just wanted you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. I lost my son a few months ago in an auto accident and the sudden halt to his life was devastating. All I can say is believe in God, believe in your family and hold on to your son's life with all your heart. God Bless you all.
To Barbara Merges and family, I am sorry you have to go through this terrible tragedy. May God comfort you in your time of sorrow. Rest in peace, Paul.
Very sorry to hear of this, thoughts and prayers are with his family.
I rode the bus to St. Pius with Paul. I haven't seen him since then but he looks just as i remembered him in the picture. my deepest sympathies to his entire family, especially his children. RIP Paul.
My sympathy goes out to your family in this time of grief.
Steve Arey, Salisbury, N.C.
Sorry for the loss of your loved one. I will keep your family in my prayers.
Although I did not know Paul or your family, my heart goes out to all of you during this most difficult time.
Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. ...Wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow, Comfort in the midst of pain.
Barbara, I was shocked and saddened to learn of this tragedy. I was reminded of John Decker's similar loss right around Thanksgiving just before he retired. Please accept my sincere and heartfelt sympathies. You are in my thoughts at this very sad time.
Very sorry to hear of the loss of your son.
I attended St. Pius along with my three brothers (Chris '80, Brendan '82, and Patrick '83). Paul was only a year older than me. My mother, Mrs. Butler (8W), taught at Pius for many years as well. My husband, Pat, attended Pius ('79) and CBA ('83) along with Paul.
He will be remembered fondly in all of our minds.
We are so very sorry for your incredible loss. Our thoughts are with you at this most difficult time.
I am so sorry to hear of the terrible loss of your son. Mere words cannot ease your pain, but please know you & your family are in my thoughts.
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your son.
"Think of him as resting, from the sorrow and the tears,
In a a place of warmth and comfort,
where there are no days and years."
My mother passed away almost 4 months ago and these words bring me comfort. God bless you and your family.
Your former co worker in the Testing Services Division, Barbara DePuy
My sincerest condolences on the loss of your son.
To Barbara and family--please know that you and young Paul are in my prayers. May he rest in peace.
TO THE MERGES FAMILY,
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AT THIS TIME OF LOSE. PAUL WAS A CO-WORKER OF MINE. HE WILL BE TRUELY MISSED. BLESSINGS TO THE CHILDREN AND THE ENTIRE FAMILY.
Paul: Cindy and I are so sorry to hear about your son. Our thoughts and prays are with you and your family.
Cindy and Tommy Cardwell
Please accept our deepest sympathy on the tragic loss of your son Paul.
Your entire family and in particular Paul's children are in our prayers.
John J. Criscione and family.
I was deeply saddened to hear of your family's loss. I pray that God's love and mercy will comfort and strengthen your family now and in the years to come.
Paul, So sorry for your tragic loss. Linda and I will keep your family in our prayers. It was great to work with you in CRCPD. Ron
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Merges family.
To the Merges family. I was a friend of Paul's and knew him from Tax & Finance. I was so shocked to hear of your traumatic loss. I am so very sorry. I am still trying to accept it. He will be missed greatly by all of us who knew him. You have my sincere sympathy.
To the Merges Family. Please accept my heart felt condolences and prayers for all of Paul's family and friends who loved him.
So sorry for your loss ole friend. I can't imagine the pain from losing a child. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
What a tragic loss. I've worked with Paul for 7 years. I'll miss hearing "You're the best, Gen" and "Anything for you". And what a wonderful family he has. You have all treated this co-worker as a friend. We'll truly miss Paul.
What a tragic loss. I've worked with Paul for 7 years. I'll miss hearing "You're the best, Gen" and "Anything for you". God bless his children and parents. I've met them all and Paul spoke highly of everyone in the family. He will be sorely missed.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
My prayers are with Paul's family and friends.
To The Merges Family,
I worked with Paul at NYS Department of Education. I am so terribly saddened by this tragedy. I am sorry for your loss and feel so sad for his children. I know one thing for sure is that he was a good dad and he LOVED HIS CHILDREN. May he forever rest in peace.
My condolences go out to you on this sad occasion.
What a sad, senseless tragedy. Very sorry for the loss of your son.
Paul and Family,
Please accept our sincere condolences upon the loss of your son. Our thoughts and our prayers are with you at this difficult time.
To the Merges Family, Sorry for your loss.
Dr. Richard Shade, CBA class of 83
So sorry to hear about your loss. May God comfort you and bless you during your time of grief.
Please, let me offer my condolences during this difficult time.
I did not know Paul - I just wanted to say how very sorry I am for your loss. God Bless all of you and I will keep you in my prayers.
Barbara and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Your family, especially the little ones, are in my thoughts and prayers.
To the Merges family. I am so very sorry for your loss. Taken so tragically. I pray his soul is content. Paul "MERGES", as I called him at work, will be missed dearly. He was a good man. May he rest in peace. Most of all I pray for his children, as they were his world. God Bless. Will miss you MERGES.
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
May you be comforted by knowing that my thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of deep loss.
Paul- deepest condolences to you and your family on the tragic loss of your son.
Paul, I am so sorry to hear this sad news about your son. Please accept my sincere sympathy.
To Paul Sr. and the Merges family:
Jan and I are so sorry to learn of the tragic loss of your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.
What a fine looking young man. And what a horrible way to lose him. I hope you can gain strength from friends and family and faith.
I am so very sorry for your loss. I attended CBA with Paul and had the pleasure of working with him recently. He will be missed.
My deepest condolences to you and your family on this very tragic loss and I Pray that the Blessings of his life and the Love you shared with him will stay with you always. God Bless
My deepest condolences to you and your family and I pray that the Blessings of your Son's life will always be with you.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Merges Family and friends for their sudden and tragic loss. Cherish the loving and warm memories which will remain in your hearts forever and a day.
My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time.
My dearest Paulie, I will miss you and your crazy stories. I am in Florida or I would be there in a heart beat to see you off in your new world. Only you would understand this post. You were very special to me. My condolences to your family, especially keara and Sean. Please see Donnie. Please give me a sign that you r around. And remember what I told you about 40. I was 5 years off. Love you.
Dear Paul, We were very sorry to learn of the tragic loss of your son. Please know that our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. God bless.
So sad. Holding your family in prayer.
I too lost a loved dear one tragically in a cross country ski accident a year ago. Your pain is felt by me and I am sorry that you have to go through this. May you find a small amount of comfort, as I did, by "drawing close to God and he will draw close to you". (James 4:8)
Gene and family,
Words cannot express how sorry we are to hear about Paul. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this terrible time and will continue to be in the months ahead as you begin to try to make sense of this tragedy.
To the Merges family, please except my most sincere condolences. I went CBA with Paul and hung out with him and Danny, Todd and Chip. We had so much fun cruising around in his camaro, hitting all the usual spots. He had such a kind way about him. He was truly a good person. I am still in shock and can't believe he is gone. He will be missed! I hope you find comfort during this difficult time. God bless you all.
Sincere sympathy goes out to you on the tragic death of your son. I am so sorry for your loss.
Paul and Barbara, My heart goes out to you and your family. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
I am so sorry for your lose. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
To the Merges Family- I am deeply sorry for the loss of Paul jr. I worked with Paul off and on for many years and never heard him be unkind to anyone. He will be deeply missed. May God's love and your memories comfort you now and always. Lisa Thackrah
Barbara and family,
So sorry to hear of the loss of your son Paul Jr. My thought and prayers are with you and family durring this difficult time.
I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Paul. I worked with him for many years, and even after he left the Department he would stop by to visit to catch up. He had such a friendly, outgoing personality. He loved his children so much. He will be missed.
To the Merges Family- I am deeply sorry for the loss of Paul jr. I worked with Paul off and on for many years and never heard him be unkind to anyone. He will be deeply missed. May God's love and your memories comfort you now and always.
To Paul Sr. and your entire family, my deepest condolences for your loss.
We pray for you all during this difficult time.
My deepest sympathy for your loss. I worked with Paul the last few years. He always said hello to me in the hallway or elevator in the mornings. His children and family was extremely important to him. My prayers are with the entire family.
To the Merges Family,
I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved son, Paul Jr. His life was tragically taken way too soon. May the memories you have of Paul give you the strength to get through this loss. You're all in my thoughts and prayers. May Paul Jr. RIP. God Bless
Words cannot express how saddened I was to learn of Paul's passing. He had become one of those fixtures in our office whom everyone knew. I'll miss talking about the Yankess with him. In time, the fond memories we all have of Paul will help assuage the grief we feel today. Please accept my condolences.
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Paul Jr. My toughts and prayers are with you and your family during this terrible time. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Dear Paul, Please accept my condolences on your tragic loss.It is so hard to loose a child. You and Paul's family are in my thoughts and prayers.
We are deeply saddened by Paul's tragic loss. God Bless to his children and all of the family. Paul worked in my office. He will be missed.
To Paul family, I very sorry for your loss.
Patrick Venable - CBA Class of 84
?To the Merges family, we send you thoughts of comfort, peace and courage.
To the Merges Family,
So very sorry for your loss,I cannot imagine the thought of losing a child. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Paul and Barbara, accept my sincere and heartfelt condolence on the tragic death of Paul Jr. May the Lord comfort your family during this time of Sorrow. May Paul's Soul rest in perfect peace. (John E. Abunaw)
My deepest condolences to Paul's entire family. Having worked for Paul Senior for several years, I know how close the entire family was. Take care and God bless.
My deepest sympathies to Paul's family. Paul was one of my co-workers May he rest in peace.
What a horrible shock to hear about Paul!He was a wonderful guy and we had some good times.He could always make me laugh.My heart goes out to all of you.
God Bless the Merges Family at this tragic time. Paul was a great person and will be missed
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
My Heart Goes Out To The Family & his kids they was his world! Paul I will miss us so much the laughter we shared & times u would come & keep me company @ my desk @ work & eat your CANDY!! Paul u was a good friend S.I.P. Love Always & Forever In My Heart!
All though I never met Paul or any of his family or friends I felt very compled to extend for deepest heartfelt condolences.I myself have a son that is Pauls age and can't began to imagine the devastation of loss you are feeling.May Paul RIP and I'm praying for him and those who loved him. Sincerely just a mom...
Such a tragic loss. He was a good son and father. May he rest in peace.
Dear Paul,I know you can read this from your new home address in Heaven. Mary and I really liked you Paul. Words can't express how sad we are you're gone. You were a true gentleman and a gentle soul. I'm at a loss for more words and can only hope The Holy Spirit consoles your family as time goes by. I'll miss our talks about the Yankees , football and wishing each other Happy Birthday on the 25th. Give Jesus a hug for all of us.
What a senseless tragedy and a terrible loss. My prayers go out to the family and friends.
to the merges family paul was a nice guy what a tragic loss,i delivered mail to his office in the ed dept.he will be missed.god bless u thru these hard days.rest in peace paul.
Paul,Rest in peace,my friend.
God bless this family in this difficult time..
My prayers and thoughts go out to this family... as I seen this pursuit pass my house I couldn't believe my eyes and all I could do is pray for this person and the family.. God please give this family the strength they need to go on each and everyday... God bless you I'm so sorry my heart goes out to you all at this time.. a loving and caring wife and mother of 2..