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Penfield: Passed away peacefully on August 1, 2014 at Shepherd Home with his wife and children by his side. Marc was raised in Monona, Iowa. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Anna Lamoureux Merriman, children, Marcus (Peggy), Timothy (Nora), David (Jennifer), Susan (Marty) Walter and Michael (Tracey); 12 grandchildren; among his family, friends and colleagues he will be remembered as a man with great warmth, impressive intelligence, penetrating insight and unshakeable faith. According to Dave Metz, a Kodak colleague and fellow Naval Officer "Marc was one of the good guys. He gave back a lot more of himself to the institutes with which he associated then he ever took from them." Marc attended Iowa State University as a ROTC Student and graduated with honors in 1953 receiving a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering and a commission as a Navy Ensign. He also received his MS Degree in Engineering Administration from Case Tech. He retired from Kodak as the Director of Manufacturing-Asia, Africa and Australia Region in 1986. He served with distinction as Executive Officer of a Naval Reserve Intelligence Unit in Rochester, retiring as a Navy Captain having served for 32 years.
First and foremost Marc was a family man. He enjoyed nothing more than an outing with Anna and their kids, especially if it involved the youngsters in athletic or other kinds of competitive activity. Often they accompanied him when he undertook his annual active duty assignments with various Navy Commands. They played together, prayed together and shared fully in each others hopes and dreams. Marc was an active Parishioner at St. James and St. Thomas in Irondequoit and St. Joseph's in Penfield. He was also a long serving Board Member at St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry whose leader, Sister Patricia Scholles described him as "a lovely man of faith and brilliance who had a significant role in our school's well being and growth in the way our graduates served Catholics throughout the Rochester Diocese." The Merrimans lived in the Rochester area for 50+ years, briefly in the City and then on the corner of Winona and St. Paul Blvd. in Irondequoit. When their kids had passed through Irondequoit Schools and graduated from college, Marc and Anna became empty nesters in their new home in Penfield.
Friends may call at Jennings, Nulton & Mattle Funeral Home, 1704 Penfield Rd., Penfield, Sunday, August 3rd 2-5PM. Marc's Funeral Mass will be held Monday, August 4th 10AM at St. Joseph's Church, 43 Gebhardt Rd., Penfield. Entombment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers kindly consider Golisano Children's Hospital in Marc's memory.
Jennings, Nulton, & Mattle Funeral Home
1704 Penfield Road Penfield, NY 14526
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Aug. 2, 2014