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William P. Mercer

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William P. Mercer Jr.
71, passed away following a short illness on March 24, 2012. Born June 15, 1940 in Dover, Ohio, he was a son of the late William Sr. and Anne Mercer. Bill served his country for four years in the United States Air Force until being honorably discharged in 1961. Soon after, he began his radio career as a news announcer and program director. Over the years, his distinctive voice has been heard at many stations throughout Ohio, including WJER, WTUZ, and WHBC in Canton. He was also a talented percussionist and enjoyed music and performing live, a talent he passed on to his two grandsons.
Bill leaves behind one daughter, Rachel (Chris) Bolek of Dover; three grandchildren, Andrew, Alexis, and Aaron Bolek; sisters, Shirley (Herm) Frank of Marion, Ohio, Mary Kay Mercer and Carol Corbi both of Cary, N.C.; brother, Tom (Becky) Mercer of Cleveland.
As per his request, no services or funeral will be held, but instead an informal celebration of his life will take place in the near future. The family requests that Memorial Contributions be made to Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County.
Ohio Cremation & Professional Services. Mark R. Vrabel
Funeral Service,

Published in The Times Reporter on Mar. 30, 2012
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