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Father of Mary Jo ’78 and Patty Mermer 82 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 5, 2015

John S. Mermer, 80, of Perrysburg, Ohio passed away Friday, May 1, 2015, in
Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. He was born in Toledo, Ohio on
November 10, 1934, to Clare and Francis Mermer.

John is survived by his wife, Joanne; children, Michael, Mary Jo Welly
(Steve), John (Belinda), Patty Luciano (Gene), and Jennifer Lieb (Ben); his
sister, Sally Bullimore (Doug), and sisters-in-law, Marie Brannan and
Carolyn Mermer. He also leaves behind nine adoring grandchildren, Nicholas
and Michael Whitehill, Connor and Quinn Welly, Jessica and Jenna Mermer,
and John, Matthew, and Vivien Lieb.

John was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Noel Mermer, and
his daughter-in-law, Kathy Mermer.

John graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1952 and the University
of Toledo in 1960. He proudly served in the U.S.Army
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from 1954-1956. In 1964 he joined the Mather Company, where he served as
Vice President and Treasurer.

John was a very patriotic man. His love of country was shown every 4th of
July with a celebration worthy of a true patriot. One of his favorite
pastimes was reading, especially history and military books. He enjoyed
playing golf and sailing with his family. He was an enthusiastic tennis
player, and loved building and flying remote control model airplanes. He
shared these pastimes with his children and grandchildren.

He and Joanne would spend the winter months at their home on Amelia Island
Plantation in Florida. Over the course of his life, John belonged to many
clubs including Laurel Hills Swim and Tennis Club, Belmont Country Club,
Amelia Island Plantation Club, and the Black Sheep Remote Control Club. He
also served as member/director of the Wood County Mental Health Association
and more recently the St. Rose Endowment Fund.

John was the patriarch of the Mermer family, and his warmth and sense of
humor will be forever missed.

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