It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our brother firefighter and dear friend, David Merkel.
Obituary of David Merkel:
Webster: Saturday, December 3, 2016, age 68. He leaves his wife of 47 years, Constance; children, Sharon Merkel, Colleen Bender and Andrew (Amy) Merkel; grandchildren, Tyler Clark, Michael Bender, Theresa (Eric) Ford and Giovanni DeLorm; several great-grandchildren; sister, Theresa (Jim) Johnson.
A loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, David spent his life helping others. He became a fireman at Ridge Culver Fire Dept. when he was 18 and then on to Webster Fire Dept. for another 48 years. He was an EMT with Union Hill Ambulance for 5 years and served as Chairman on the Town of Webster's Safety Commission for 25 years. He will be missed dearly by all.
Friends are invited to his Memorial Service 2:00 PM Sunday, December 11 at Webster Fireman's Exempt Building, 172 Sanford St., Webster. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Arthritis Foundation, 1355 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 or www. Arthritis.com.
All of us at the Webster Volunteer Fire Department and North East Joint Fire District send our deepest condolences to the Merkel family.
Rest in Peace Brother Dave.