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Leonard Merz


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Leonard Merz

AGE: 85 • South Toms River, NJ

Leonard Merz, 85, of South Toms River, NJ passed away on Sunday August 20, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. Leonard was born in Jersey City, NJ and lived in Old Bridge, NJ before moving to South Toms River, NJ 30 years ago. He proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. Leonard worked for the Borough of South Toms River, NJ as an Animal Control Officer and an Auxiliary Police Officer.

Leonard is predeceased by his parents Clarence and Thelma Merz.

Surviving is his wife Elizabeth "Betty Ann" Merz; his children Robert Leonard W.(Heather) Merz, Victor Justin J.(Jeanne) Merz, John Peter F.(Missy) Merz, Anthony Joseph C.(Linda) Merz, Patricia Theresa F.(Joseph) Merz, Lisa Bianca C.(Leonard) Merz and Diane Elizabeth C. Merz; his brother William Merz and his eleven grandchildren.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday August 23, 2017 from 4-8pm at the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals 145 St. Catherine Blvd. Toms River, NJ. A funeral service will be held on Thursday August 24, 2017 at 12 noon at the funeral home. Burial will follow to BG William C Doyle Veterans Cemetery in Wrightstown, NJ. In lieu of flowers donation can be made to Popcorn Park Zoo at https://www.ahscares.org/. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.ryanfuneralhome.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Aug. 22, 2017
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