Merz, Catherine


Catherine O. Merz, 96, of Blandon, passed away Sunday, November 7, 2010 in her residence at 12:01 AM.

She was the widow of Reverend Albert Merz, a United Methodist Minister and retired Army chaplain, who passed away in 1997.  Prior to and following his service in the US Army, Reverend Merz was the minister serving south western PA churches at Brave, Spraggtown, Kuhntown and Phillips Church.  

Born in Barnesboro, PA she was the daughter of the late Martin and Margaret (Woodley) Lamer.

Catherine was a lay ordained minister serving churches in western PA. She also was a teacher in PA schools, Sapporo Mission School in Sapporo, Japan, and the DOD school in Chitose, Japan. She was a chaplain in the Fleetwood Seniors Citizens and a Sunday school teacher in the Fleetwood Emmanuel United Methodist Church.  Catherine was a devoted member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Fleetwood.

Survivors include one daughter, Judy A (Merz) Gauker, wife of Larry K. Gauker of