Glenn Mertz

Glenn G. Mertz

Thursday, June 17th, 1926 - Sunday, November 1st, 2020
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Glenn G. Mertz, 94, formerly of Lewistown, died peacefully on November 1, 2020 at the home of his son in Chambersburg with family at his side. He was born on June 17, 1926 to the late Harold L. and Caullie C. (Goss) Mertz on the Mertz homestead in Dry Valley.
He was preceded in death by his first wife of 36 years Arleen M. (Bingman) Mertz in 1984; his second wife of 26 years Melba E. (Kearns) (Wagner) Mertz in 2017; a brother Max L. Mertz; and an infant grandson Neil E. Mertz.
He attended the former Yeagertown High School. He was drafted and served honorably in The United States Army at the end of WWII from 1944 to 1946.
He worked at the former Abbott’s Dairy, Belleville, PA retiring after 39 years of service. Following his retirement, Glenn began a woodworking hobby, building furniture pieces for his home and creating many fine fretwork items on his scroll saw. Glenn and his wife Melba enjoyed participating in area craft shows displaying and selling his work for over twelve years. Glenn also enjoyed deer hunting with the Mckaunckey Hunting Club, Belleville PA and made several trips to upstate New York salmon fishing. He was an avid golfer.
Glenn was a lifelong member of The Little Valley Presbyterian Church in Vira, PA, serving as an elder and trustee. He was a member of The American Legion Post in Huntingdon and The Loyal Order of The Moose Lodge #143 in Lewistown.
Glenn was survived by a son, Nelson E. Mertz and wife Daphne of Chambersburg PA; stepson James Michael Wagner and wife Jill of Lewistown; stepdaughter Barbara Gamache and husband Robert of Norristown PA; grandchildren Angela Wageman of Poulsbo WA, Janice Besecker and Jason Mertz both of Chambersburg PA; step-grandchildren, Christopher Wagner of Lewistown PA, Craig Wagner of Macungie PA, Lauren Ciccarella of Lansdale PA, Stephanie Riccardi of Fairless Hills PA, Kyle Schmidt of Reedsville; fifteen great grandchildren, and seven great-great grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the care of The King-Barr Funeral Home LLC & Crematory, 120 Logan Street, Lewistown.
Interment will take place in The Little Valley Presbyterian Cemetery in Vira at the convenience of the family. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no public viewing or services.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Little Valley Presbyterian Church, 1392 Vira Rd, Lewistown PA 17044, Spirit Trust Lutheran Home Care and Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg PA 17202, or a charity of your choice.
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