Joseph Merkley, Sr.

Obituary of Joseph H. Merkley, Sr.

Clarendon: Joseph H. “Joe” Merkley, Sr., age 49, passed away unexpectedly on April 11, 2021. He was born December 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 Tuesday, April 20th from 11:00-12:30pm. His graveside service will be held at North Byron Cemetery, Holley Byron Road, at 1:00pm.

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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Calling Hours

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home - Holley
16650 State Route 31
Holley, New York, United States
(585) 638-6397

Graveside Service

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
North Byron Cemetery
Route 237
Byron, New York, United States
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