Obituary of Richard Alfred Merry
Smethport - Richard Alfred Merry, II, 72, of Emporium, PA, died Monday (September 14, 2009) in the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.He was born Aug 29, 1937 in Bradford, a son of Richard Alfred and Elizabeth Rice Merry.Mr. Merry was a 1955 graduate of Bradford High School and was a self employed Arborist. He owned and operated Rich's Tree Service for many years.He was a member of the Emporium Moose Lodge #368, the Cameron County Vets Club, American Legion; John Berg Post #976, Crosby, American Legion; Bucktail Post #138, Smethport, VFW; Post #2497 of Smethport.He is survived bytwo daughters: Kim Morrell of Pompano Beach, FL, Stacey Wolfgang of Smethport, PA two sons: Dale Merry of Phoenix, AZ, Troy Merry of Phoenix, AZ10 Grandchildren; 4 Great GrandchildrenIn addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Richard A. Merry, III, in 1980.There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19, at 11:00 am from the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St. Smethport, with the Rev. Bruce Burkness, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church, Emporium, officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery, Bradford.Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.