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Merrill L. Mordan
Mordan – Merrill L., 96, Davidsville, PA, went to be with the Lord on March 5, 2017 at Laurel View Village, Davidsville. Born on September 25, 1920 in Mount Pleasant Township, Columbia County, PA, son of William James and Harriet P. (Eves) Mordan. Preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Frances Riggs. He is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Beryl T. (Thomas) Mordan; children, David L., married to the former Jane F. Komar, Richland Township, and Joyce M. Stefanick, Sun Lakes, AZ; grandchildren, David L. Jr., married to the former Kimberly Billings, Bridgeport, WV, Amy C., wife of Brian Hill, Kennett Square, PA, Michael S., married to the former Erin Stultz, San Diego, CA, and Brian W., married to the former Fernanda Galeno, San Francisco, CA; sister, Mary Berlin, Bloomsburg, PA; great grandchildren, Ashley and Jessica Mordan, Emma and Tyler Hill, Lindsey and Ryan Stefanick and soon to be, Nicholas G. Stefanick, and numerous nieces and nephews. Merrill was a 1938 graduate of Orangeville Vocational High School and later graduated from Penn State University in 1949 with a degree in Agricultural Economics. He served as a Captain, in the US Army Air Corps., during WWII. After graduating from Penn State, he was employed by the Agricultural Extension Service as an Assistant County Agent in Chester and Delaware Counties. Merrill was a member the Elverson Lions Club, and F&AM Lodge #460, Orangeville, PA. He served many years on the Chester County Development Council and Owen J. Roberts School Board. Merrill, after 25 years of service, retired as President of M&T Bank in Honeybrook, PA. He enjoyed golfing and watching sports on television, especially Penn State Football. Merrill loved sharing his life experiences with everyone and will be remembered for his sense of humor and love of life. At Merrill’s request, there will be no public viewing. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Laurel View Village Chapel, with the Rev. Jeffrey L. Bassette officiating. Private inurnment will be at Canby Lutheran Cemetery, Millertown, PA. The family is being served by the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. The family suggests contributions be directed to Laurel View Village, 2000 Cambridge Drive, Davidsville, PA 15928, or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517, support.woundedwarriorproject.org/Donate, in memory of Merrill. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com. Cremation by Laurel Highlands Crematory at Harris Funeral Home.
Dear Beryl and family, Please accept our condolences on the passing of Merrill. He was a kind and thoughtful man and we remember him with fondness. We realize his family and dera wife will miss him most of all. He touched those who knew him. please accept our sympathy and prayers at this time of sorrow. Blessings and prayers, Dave and Karen
David and Karen (Good) Fellenbaum Mar 16 2017 12:00 AM
So very sorry to hear of Merrill's passing. I know he kept in contact with our Mother (and Dad) for many, many years after leaving Warwick Township. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers in this difficult time.
Ken Good & Viginia Good Mar 15 2017 12:00 AM
Jeff and Rosanne,
Thank you for your note. You were such good neighbors to Merrill and Beryl. They thought the world of you (so do David and I), and were fortunate to have you in their lives. Your help and friendship over the years is greatly appreciated.
Jane Mar 9 2017 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Merrill Mordan
Karen L Butz and Family Mar 8 2017 12:00 AM
We extend our deepest sympathy to Beryl and all the family. Merrill was such an amazing man, and we are grateful for having known him as a friend and neighbor. He will be greatly missed. We are so sorry we will be unable to attend his memorial service, but we will be thinking of you all at that time.
Jeff and Rosanne Croyle Mar 7 2017 12:00 AM