Frank E. “Sonny” Merritt, 81, of Shadyside, Ohio, died Thursday, November 27, 2008 in Case Medical Center Cleveland, Ohio.
Sonny was born November 8, 1927 in Shadyside, Ohio, a son of the late George and Grace Gordon Merritt.
He was retired from Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel, Martins Ferry Plant, a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Shadyside, Ohio and an Army Veteran.
Preceding him in death was his wife, Florence Rich Merritt in 2006, two brothers, Charles and Howard Merritt.
Surviving is a son Raynard Merritt of Bellaire, Ohio and a daughter Rita James Power of Medford Lakes NJ, two sisters, Wilma Bonham of Steubenville, Ohio and Virginia Wolery of Portsmouth, Ohio. Five grandchildren, Michael Wolf, Yuri Matsuk, Tasha Matsuk, Sara Lee Jones and Frank Merritt, 6 great grandchildren, Robert Jones, Michael Wolf, John Thomas “JT” Wolf, Kayla Wolf, Eli Kahana and Laif Matsuk Beck.
Family will receive friends Tuesday, December 2, 2008 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, East 40th Street Shadyside, Ohio from 9a.m. until time of Funeral Liturgy with Mass at 10a.m. with Fr. Samuel Saprano as Celebrant.
Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.
Arrangements by Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory 3900 Central Avenue Shadyside, Ohio.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at altmeyer.com