Meerse, Dr. David E. ALBANY Dr. David E. Meerse of Albany joined the Church Triumphant on Thursday, September 26, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Clancy Cherry Meerse; two children, daughter, Katherine (David Woodard) and son, John (Stephanie) and granddaughter, Lily Katherine. Dr. Meerse loved the Lord Jesus Christ, his family, and the Presbyterian Church in which he served faithfully. He was born and raised in Ogallala, Neb. He received his bachelor's degree from Doane College in 1961, master's degree at the University of Illinois in 1964, and his Ph.D. in 1969. He taught at SUNY Fredonia from 1966 to 1986. Beginning in 1986, he held various positions in the Presbyterian Church, including stated clerk of New York City Presbytery and the Synods of Northeast and Trinity, and Heartland Presbytery, and interim presbytery executive he served in: Lake Erie, Muskingum Valley, John Calvin, and Missouri Union Presbyteries. In 2012, he became stated clerk of the Synod of the Northeast. A Witness to the Resurrection Service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 362 State St., Albany on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 1 p.m. Donations may be made to the Presbyterian Historical Society at 425 Lombard St., Philadelphia PA 19147, or the First Presbyterian Church for music ministry.
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Published in Albany Times Union on Oct. 8, 2013