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.