Sean David DeMerchant Jr.

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DeMerchant, Sean David Jr. HALFMOON Sean David DeMerchant Jr., 22, of Smith Road, died on Thursday, April 24, 2014, after losing his courageous battle with addiction while attending SUNY-Oswego. He was born in Schenectady on July 11, 1991, and was the son of Sean D., Sr. and Tricia Jablonski DeMerchant. He was a graduated of Shenendehowa High School, class of 2009. Sean was ready to graduate this May from SUNY-Oswego with a bachelor's degree in marketing, and a minor in economics. He was passionate about hockey and grew up playing for Clifton Park Youth Hockey and Shenendehowa varsity hockey. At SUNY-Oswego, he was a member of the DKK fraternity. Sean was a communicant of St. Edward the Confessor Church in Clifton Park. In addition to his parents, Sean is survived by his beloved brother, Joshua DeMerchant of Halfmoon; maternal grandparents, David and Virginia Jablonski of Halfmoon; his paternal grandfather, Robert DeMerchant of Troy and his paternal great-grandmother, Pauline DeMerchant. He is also survived by several aunts and uncles, Kristin (Jablonski) Southworth, Joseph and Lisa (Jablonski) Lotano, Eric and Kristy DeMerchant, Lisa DeMerchant and cousins, Madison, Robbie, Mary and Braylon. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Edward the Confessor Church, 569 Clifton Park Center Road, Clifton Park where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Calling hours will be from 3 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 2, 2014 at the St. Edward the Confessor Church. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted by the family to the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Sean's name to either the Addiction Care Center of Albany, 90 McCarty Ave., Albany, NY 12202 or Hudson Mohawk Recovery Services, 1724 Fifth Ave., Troy, NY 12180.

Funeral Home
Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home
1550 Route 9
Clifton Park, NY 12065
(518) 371-5454
Published in Albany Times Union on Apr. 29, 2014