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Donald J. Mersch


1938 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Donald J. Mersch Obituary
Don Mersch passed away peacefully at the age of 79 after a prolonged illness. He was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. He attended St. Xavier High School and Xavier University where he graduated with a degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting. Don worked for Arthur Anderson in the Audit and Administrative Service Division. He later was a VP at Paxton Machine Company in Salem, OH. In 1985 he moved to Newport Beach where he worked for Paychex for over 20 years. At the time he retired he was serving as the VP of Operations for the Western Division. Don was on the Board of Directors of Corazon, Inc., where he headed the Finance Committee. It was on a Corazon house-build that he met his wife Pat over 25 years ago. He also served as a Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady Queen of Angels parish. Don enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the Newport Beach Country Club where he played every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Don leaves behind Pat, his wife of 23 years, as well as his son Bradley of Westport, MA, his daughter Courtney Mersch Young of Irvine, CA, and his grandsons Evan and Brady. His brothers Jerome of Cary, NC, and William of Groton, MA, also survive him. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Thursday, November 2nd at Our Lady Queen of Angels. For more information please visit Pacific View's website at www.legacy.com.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, 2017
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