Melissa A. Merrick, 56, of Coudersport, died on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010, at Buffalo (N.Y.) General Hospital following a brief illness.
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She was born on Nov. 8, 1953, in Coudersport she was the daughter of Edwin S. "Stub" and Sally Ann Von Nieda Metzger. On Aug. 4, 1979, in Coudersport, she married John S. Merrick, who survives.
Melissa was a lifelong resident of Coudersport and was a graduate of Coudersport High School. She owned and operated the Credit Bureau for many years and she was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, American Legion Potter Post 192 Ladies Auxiliary, and the Coudersport Golf Club.
In addition to her husband she is survived by her mother, Sally Metzger of Coudersport; her daughter, Taylor Merrick of Coudersport; one brother, Bret Metzger and his wife, Teri, of Coudersport; one sister, Marty Maiuro of Coudersport; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, who died on October 10, 1989; and a brother, George S. "Butch" Metzger, who died on Oct. 31, 1989.
There will be no visitation. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at the American Legion Potter Post 192 in Coudersport. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Woodland Cemetery at Five Corners. Memorial contributions in Melissa's memory may be made to Coudersport Sports Boosters, 698 Dwight Street, Coudersport, PA 16915, or to the Coudersport Golf Club, 839 Cherry Springs Road, PO Box 446, Coudersport, PA 16915, or to the Coudersport Public Library, 502 Park Avenue, Coudersport, PA 16915. Arrangements are under the direction of the Fickinger Funeral Home of Coudersport.
Published in Potter Leader-Enterprise from Sept. 10 to Sept. 15, 2010