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David W. Merriman

June 10, 1948 ~ October 11, 2021 (age 73)


David W. Merriman, age 73, of Mars, passed away on Monday evening, October 11, 2021 at UPMC Passavant Hospital in McCandless Twp.

Born in Glenfield, PA on June 10, 1948, he was the son of the late Sylvester and Mary Louise Knecht Merriman.

He had served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was a Life Member of Mars V.F.W. Post 7505 and the Mars American Legion.

Dave had worked in the maintenance department at St. John Specialty Care Center in Mars for 32 years. He also assisted customers at Pfeifer Hardware in Mars for 30 years.

Dave was President of Penn Mar Plaza Tenants Association and was a member of the Mars United Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are a son, Jeremy Merriman (Jennifer) of Mars, a daughter, Mary Lee Merriman of Evans City, his grandchildren, Dakota, Clayton and Ryder, two sisters, Norma Fisher in Arizona and Carolyn “Midge” Ganster of Freedom, two brothers, James Merriman (Twila) of Mt. Holly Springs, PA and Robert Merriman (Linda) in Florida, and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Phyllis Falcona, Eunice Guenther, Nancy Merriman Koegler and Janet Merriman and by his brothers, William, Joseph and Russell Merriman.

Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Friday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM. Services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM at Old Union Presbyterian Church, 200 Union Church Rd. Mars, PA 16046. Please meet at the church. Military honors will follow the service at the church. Burial will be in Pinewood Memorial Park, Cranberry Twp., PA. Memorials may be made to the Penn Mar Plaza Tenant’s Association, P.O. Box 868, Mars, PA 16046 or to the Butler VA Medical Center. Directions and condolences are available at

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