Robert R. ‘Bob’ Merrill

Robert R. “Bob” Merrill, 85, of Watsontown, passed away peacefully Friday, April 4, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.

Born Nov. 8, 1928, in Watsontown, he was the son of the late Fred and Kathryn (Hyde) Merrill. On Jan. 21, 1961, he married the former Shirley M. Artley, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife of 53 years are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Fred and Linda Merrill, of Watsontown, Richard Merrill, of Lewisburg and Mike and Shirley Merrill, of Muncy; two daughters, Linda Hopkins, of Huntersville and Donna Barto, of Hughesville; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Watsontown United Methodist Church, 1319 Eight St. Drive, Watsontown.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to Evangelical Hospice, One Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

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