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Gerald Michael Merkel, 67, of Arlington, known to friends and family as Jerry, passed unexpectedly of metastatic pancreatic cancer in his home in the Adirondacks on January 22nd.

Jerry was a dedicated and cherished husband, father, and grandfather. He was a true partner in everything with his wife of thirty-seven years, Cathy Ventura-Merkel. He embodied hard work, joy, and love of family, especially for his four children, Luke, Brett, Matt, and Molly. As a grandfather, …

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Cause of death

Pancreatic cancer

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Memories & condolences

Nancy Carpenter — Kathy, Howie and I were saddened to hear about Gerry’s death. He was such a …
Feb. 12, 2020, 5:33 a.m. PST
Nat and Maria Sheard — We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep your family in our prayers.
Jan. 30, 2020, 6:38 a.m. PST
Josh Taylor — Jerry and I worked together at the Stratford/Shriver Program in the first few years I …
Jan. 29, 2020, 8:06 p.m. PST
Lauren Luchi — Dear Cathy, A beautiful soul has been taken back into God's peace, leaving behind an …
Jan. 29, 2020, 6:46 a.m. PST
Sue Miler — Cathy, I was so sorry to learn of your husband's untimely death. It's good that …
Jan. 28, 2020, 10:30 p.m. PST
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