Resident of Burlingame
Entered into rest at Stanford Hospital on January 30, 2013, following a traffic collision in Burlingame.
Beloved husband of Susan Bowie and loving father of Kyle Mertl.
Devoted son of Anna Mertl and of the late Fritz Mertl.
Dear brother of Richard (his wife Debbie) Mertl, Fred (his wife Karen) Mertl.
Also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
A native of Burlingame California, age 51 years. Eric graduated from Burlingame High School in 1978, and he began a career in law enforcement as a Millbrae Police Explorer/Cadet. He later became a Police Officer in the City of Millbrae, assigned to traffic and canine duties. In 2005, he transferred to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office as a Deputy Sheriff, having a combined thirty-two year career in law enforcement.
Family and friends may visit on Tuesday February 5, 2013 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Saint Dunstan Catholic Church, with a Vigil Service beginning at 7:00 PM.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday February 6 at 11:00 AM at Saint Dunstan Catholic Church in Millbrae.
His family appreciates donations to Mertl Family Relief Fund #1382999S80 at the San Francisco Police Credit Union, 1495 South El Camino Real, San Mateo CA 94402.
Chapel of the Highlands
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Feb. 3, 2013