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Arthur J Merkel, Jr.

AGE: 66 • Oakhurst

Arthur J. Merkel, Jr., age 66 of Oakhurst, with his family by his side, passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2016. Art was an Electronics Technician for the U.S. Army at Fort Monmouth and Aberdeen, MD. He was a dedicated husband, father, friend and co-worker, and always put the needs of others first.

Art loved working on classic cars with his son and son-in-law, and enjoyed the challenge of fixing any mechanical or electric problem. He was a lover of the outdoors, and had a sharp sense of humor and a mischievous smile. His generous nature and kind heart will always be remembered.

Art was pre-deceased by his parents, Arthur J. and Mary Merkel. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Susan Buturla Merkel; children Glenn (Dana) Merkel, and Melissa (Anthony) Dallaryan; brother Matthew (Maryann) Merkel; sisters Evelyn Merkel and Dorothy (David) Murphy; two grandchildren, Madeleine and Ethan Merkel; sister-in-law Janet (Ron) Hojnacki; nephews Timothy and Kevin Hojnacki; and his faithful dogs, Toto and grandpup, Bailey.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 4 from 4 - 8pm at the Damiano Funeral Home, 191 Franklin Ave. (corner of Third Ave.) in Long Branch. The Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday at St. Jerome Church in West Long Branch with the time to be announced. Interment will follow at Monmouth Memorial Park Cemetery, Tinton Falls. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the , Center Point II, Suite 103, 1160 Rt. 22 East, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. Letters of condolence may be sent through the web at www.damianofuneralhome.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Nov. 2, 2016
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