Michael Merroth
Michael T. Merroth, 52, died Thursday, January 24, in Seasons Hospice, due to complications from a recent illness.
He was born in Phoenixville to the late David and the late Jean (Strickland) Merroth, and is a graduate of Owen J. Roberts High School.
He was a member of The St. John's Lutheran Church, Phoenixville, as well as The Ridge Fire Company, where he served as Fire Police President for 11 years from 2004 – 2015, and was a volunteer member for just over 20 years joining in January, 1999.
In addition to the duties with the Fire Police, Michael was usually at all fire company events, assisting with fire prevention, station tours, community events, and training nights. Like many volunteers, the station was a second home for Michael, where he will be deeply missed.
Michael dearly loved his Freedom House Family, and his nieces and nephews.
Michael is survived by his sister, Deborah Merroth-Ahola (Bill), of Collegeville, his brother, Stephen H. Merroth (Nancy) of Chester Springs, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his brother Thomas Merroth, husband of Judy Merroth of Dowingtown.
Friends and family are invited to attend his funeral service on Thursday, January 31, at 10:30 AM, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 355 St. John's Circle, Phoenixville, PA, with The Rev. Thomas Kochenderfer officiating. Visitation will be held at The R. Strunk Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Phoenixville on Wednesday, January 30, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Interment will be held following the service at St. Matthew's Lutheran Cemetery, 2440 Conestoga Rd., Chester Springs, PA .
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to The Ridge Fire Company, Ridge Road, Spring City, PA 19475
Online tributes can be made in his honor at www.rstrunkfuneralhome.com. R. Strunk Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published by The Mercury from Jan. 28 to Jan. 29, 2019.
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I'm so sorry for your loss. It appears that in Michael's short life, he did a lot of good for the firefighters in the community and offered his knowledge and service to others. He has gone home to the glory of God's abode. Anne Marie I.
February 22, 2019
You are not alone during this time of sorrow and pain. May God give your family strength and comfort to help you endure this loss. As you remember your beloved one, the God of peace give you comfort and peace in every way. May you find Strength from the love and care that surrounds you and comfort in the memories that you shared. ISA. 41:10
February 5, 2019
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