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Meritt Anthony

Merritt P. Anthony

Merritt P. Anthony, 87, of Walnutport, passed away Sunday, October 3, 2010, in Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, Cedar Crest. Born in Treichlers, he was the son of the late Horace & Olivia (Heckman) Anthony. He worked as a diesel mechanic for Arrow Carrier for 40 years, retiring in 1982. He was a life member of the American Legion and the Diamond Fire Co. Merritt was a World War II veteran of the Navy Seabees, serving in the Central Pacific Theater of Operations.

Survivors: His wife, Ruth, daughters, Janice & husband Ed Klucsarits of Schnecksville, Susan & husband Brian Umstead of Palmerton, Linda Chruscz and her companion Charles Naumowicz of Slatington, Patricia & her husband Neal Hanson of Nazareth, sons, John Anthony of Florence, SC., Gregory Anthony & his companion Lori Begley of Walnutport, grandchildren, Tabitha Chruscz, Melissa Anthony, Sarah Hanson & Jennifer Hunsicker, great grandchildren, Makenzie & Johnathan Hunsicker. He was predeceased by his sister, Irene Vogel Fredo and a brother, William F. Anthony.

Services: Private, at the convenience of the family. Arrangements, Harding Funeral Home, 25-27 N. Second St., Slatington.

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October 8, 2010 So sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.Marilyn (Solderitz) Minnich, Walnutport

Marilyn (Solderitz) Minnich, Walnutport Oct 12 2010 12:00 AM

October 6, 2010 To the Anthony family, my sympathy on the passing of your husband and father. Merritt and I were boys together and had a great time until the war then we lost contact for which I am sorry.Leonard Anthony, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Leonard Anthony, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Oct 12 2010 12:00 AM

October 6, 2010To the Anthony Family,We want to extend our most sincere sympathies. May your good memories bring you comfort at this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Gary and Darlene Van Norman

Gary & Darlene Van Norman Oct 12 2010 12:00 AM

October 5, 2010I am very sorry to hear of the passing of my Uncle Merritt. I have the greatest memories of so many summers spent with my cousins and my favorite aunt. I extend my deepest sympathy to the entire family.Joan Steele, Australia

Joan Steele, Australia Oct 12 2010 12:00 AM

October 5, 2010Dear Ruth & FamilyPlease accept my heartfelt sympathy. I pray that you will find comfort in each other and in the deep concern that your friends share with you.Very sorry for your loss,Betty Humanick

Betty Humanick Oct 12 2010 12:00 AM

October 5, 2010R. L., Emmaus

R. L. Oct 12 2010 12:00 AM

October 5, 2010Sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I have a lot of fond memories of Uncle Merritt. My Mother and I wish to extend our sincere sympathy for your loss.Karen Petrowski, Ocala, Florida

Karen Petrowski, Orlando, Florida Oct 12 2010 12:00 AM

October 6, 2010J. J., Pennsylvania

J. J. Oct 12 2010 12:00 AM

October 5, 2010Ruth & Family,So sorry for your loss. We have so many good memories of the entire family the 10 years we were next door neighbors. You were part of our family and wonderful to all of us. You are all in our Thoughts & Prayers.Bonnie & Mike Croizier, Wescoesville, Pennsylvania

Bonnie & Mike Croizier, Wescosville, Pennsylvania Oct 12 2010 12:00 AM

October 5, 2010So sorry for your loss. I have a lot of fond memories of him and your family when we would come up for our summer vacations. God bless you and your families.Cousin DavidDavid Vogel, Bishopville, Maryland

David Vogel, Bishopville, Maryland Oct 12 2010 12:00 AM

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