Lawrence E. Merkle


Lawrence "Larry" Merkle, 81 of Gasport, passed away on June 14, 2019. Larry was born on March 19, 1938. He was born in Batavia, NY, to the late Elton and Evelyn (Greene) Merkle.
Larry was the manager of the Lockport branch store for Strate Welding where he retired in 2009. Larry loved chatting and helping local business men and farmers who visited the store. He enjoyed to read and watch old western movies. Larry was a life member of Terry's Corners Fire Department and will be missed by many. He always had a smile for people and never complained.
Larry was predeceased by his brothers, Douglas and Sidney Merkle.
Larry is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Marie; son, Chris (Marcy) Merkle of NC; his sister, Belva Miller; and his brother, Thomas Merkle.
Family and friends are invited to attend Larry's memorial service on Wednesday, June 19th at 1:30 PM at Zion Lutheran Church, 4447 Central Ave., Gasport, NY 14067.
In lieu of flowers, donations are gratefully accepted for Zion Lutheran Church, or to Terry's Corners Fire Department, 7801 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Gasport, NY 14067.
Larry's arrangements have been entrusted to Sherrie Bream Funeral Home. To share a special memory of Larry, please visit
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Published on June 16, 2019
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Allyn Plowe
Jun 19, 2019
My sincere condolences.
Gary and Judy
Jun 18, 2019
We can not express how sad we are about Larry.
Our deepest sympathy to Marie, Chris & Marcy and all the family.
Mark and Debi
Jun 16, 2019
We are deeply saddened to hear of Larry's passing, he was a great man and will be missed.
Bob & Debi Jones
Jun 16, 2019
Marie sorry to hear about Larry he was a good friend and neighbor. He will be missed. We wish him Godspeed and if you need anything just give me a call be glad to help any way possible.