Doris J. Merk

Doris J. Merk, 84, formerly of Williamsport, passed away peacefully on Oct. 10, 2018, in Charlotte, N.C.

Born June, 18, 1934, Doris was the daughter of C. Wallace and Elsie V. Weikert.

She was predeceased by her sister, Betty Frantz (Watsontown); and brother, Philip Weikert (Smyrna, Ga.).

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Richard L. Merk; son, Richard (Janice), of Marlborough, Ma., Daniel (Barbara), of Muncy, Pa., Melissa Papatzanakis (Alex), of Weddington, N.C., and Jenifer Kelly (Daniel), of Bridgeport, N.Y. She also was a loving grandmother to Kathleen, David and Evan Merk, Margaret Merk, Casey Engle, Zoe and Abby Papatzanakis and Cassidy and Tyrus Kelly.

Doris graduated from Williamsport High School in 1952. As a homemaker and volunteer, she was passionate about education and serving the community with the United Way and Junior League of Williamsport. Her children and grandchildren meant the world to her and she beamed with pride when updates came her way for all the special milestones in their lives.

A private family service will be held in Charlotte, N.C., and as the spouse of a Veteran, she will be interred at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Anneville, PA, at a future date.

Submitted by family.