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Edward George Merk

Edward George Merk

Edward George Merk passed away in the early hours of April 9, 2014 at the age of 93. He was preceded in death by Mary Jane, his wife of nearly 60 years. Ed and Mary Jane settled in Long Beach, CA, where they lived for more than 50 years. After nearly 40 years of work, Ed retired in 1984 from the position of vice president of sales and marketing for a large machine tool company. Ed was a wonderful husband and father. Ed and Mary Jane were careful to create a home environment which was filled with love, growth and nurturing. Ed is survived by his children, Toni Hanson (Robert), David Merk (Joni), Richard Merk (Kari) and Laura Mendoza (Javier); his 10 grandchildren, Gregory, Jessica, Sarah, Emily, Megan, Nicholas, Hannah, Kiley, Molly and Matthew; and his 4 great-grandchildren, Cameron, Oliver, Maggie and Rye. Ed's children were at his side in the closing days of his life, expressing their love and praying for him. Although we will miss him greatly, our hearts are filled with joy knowing that he rests now in the arms of his loving Savior. A funeral Mass will be offered on Monday, April 14 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, 6220 E. Willow St., Long Beach, CA 90815 with a burial to follow at All Souls Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to St. Joseph Elementary School Scholarship Fund in memory of Ed and Mary Jane Merk, 6200 E. Willow St., Long Beach 90815. Please sign the guestbook at the presstelegram.com obituary page.

Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on Apr. 13, 2014
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