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Steve Merta


01/31/1942 - 10/06/2014 Obituary
Steve Merta Obituary
Steve David Merta passed away on October 6, 2014 in Bakersfield, California.Steve was born on January 31, 1942 in Bakersfield, California to Stanley and Mary Merta. He was the youngest of four siblings. He attended Bakersfield High School, where he was a basketball star and met his wife, Marcia Merta. Steve continued his basketball career at Brigham Young University and California State Los Angeles, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Later, Steve obtained a Doctorate in Education from the University of Southern California.
Steve and his wife Marcia lived in Lake Isabella, California, with their four daughters for over 35 years. Steve worked as a teacher, administrator, and retired as a superintendent of the Kernville Union School District. Steve's ultimate joy was watching his daughters play basketball at Kern Valley High School.
Steve is survived by his four daughters Michele, Kari, Debbie, and Jenny, their respective spouses, and his eight grandchildren, Ian, Austin, Taylor, Luke, Adam, Mateo, Isabella, and Hailey. Steve was preceded in death by his beloved wife Marcia.
Services will be held at 10:00 on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Greenlawn Mortuary, 3700 River Boulevard, Bakersfield, California.
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Oct. 11, 2014
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