Age 84, of Coraopolis, passed away at Masonic Village, Feb. 17, 2013. He was born in New Kensington, March 21, 1928 to the late Merrill C. and Caroline Mathiott Cargo, Sr. He was a member of Coraopolis United Methodist Church, Methodist Men, Kiwanis Club past president, Moon Twp. AARP. Merrill retired in 1984 as Purchasing Agent for Fisher Controls, he also was a sales manager for Brass & Bronze Co. for six years, also he had worked with YMCA Board of Management. Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Shirley Rimmel Cargo; his children, Merilyn (Arthur) Romani of Delavan, WI, Susan Newer of Berlin, MD, Merrill C. "Chip" (Sharron) Cargo lll, Frederick, MD; a brother, Douglas B. (Veronica) Cargo, Plano, TX; grandchildren, Jaime (Scott) Bachota, Jacob Newer, Tyler Cargo, and Dalton Cargo; also one great-grandchild, Abbygail Bachota; many nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law, Norma Cargo of Maryland. He was also predeceased by a daughter, Nancy Cargo Mitko; and a brother, Kenneth Cargo. Friends will be received Wed. 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at COPELAND CORAOPOLIS FUNERAL HOME, 867 Fifth Ave., where a Service will be held on Thurs. at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Amy Wagner officiating. Interment will follow in Sewickley Cemetery.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Feb. 19 to Feb. 20, 2013