Joseph H. Merkley, Sr.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 15 April 2021 at 7:19 am

Joseph H. “Joe” Merkley, Sr., 49, of Clarendon passed away unexpectedly on April 11, 2021. He was born Dec. 9, 1971 in Brockport to Herbert Merkley, Sr. and Dora Cronk.

Joe enjoyed going mudding and spending time outdoors. He loved spending time with his family and friends, he was the best papa and would give the shirt off his back to anyone.

Joe was predeceased by his father, Herbert Sr. and his sister, Penthea Curtis.

Joe is survived by his wife, Anna; children: Zeufrse (Catelynn Kidney) Merkley, Cassie (Jonathan Glenn) Bazan, Brianna Button, Melanie (Justin) Reisman, Joseph (Alexxa) Merkley, Jr.; mother, Dora Merkley; several grandchildren; siblings: Herbert (Stephanie) Merkley jr., Corrinda (Mike) Shepard, Sandy (Scott) Ellis, Suzette Hahn, Sarah Davis, Yvonne (Phil) Newbould Sr.; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Joe’s family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Route 31, Holley, NY 14470 on Tue., April 20 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. His graveside service will be held at North Byron Cemetery, Holley Byron Road, at 1 p.m.

Please note the funeral home and will be operating at 50% capacity per state guidelines. New York State requires those in attendance to adhere to the social distancing guidelines and face coverings are mandatory.

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