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Steven J. Merrell

March 31, 1950 ~ November 23, 2018 (age 68)
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Steven J. Merrell

Of Tunnel

 

 Steven J. Merrell, 68 of Tunnel passed away Friday Nov. 23, 2018 at Wilson Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife, Lora (Holcomb) Merrell, Tunnel, son, Richard Merrell, Tunnel, daughter, Kristin Merrell & her fiancé Zak Atiram, Vestal, 3 grandchildren, Evan, Cole & Lucy, his mother, Carrolynn Merrell, Harpursville, 2 sisters & brothers-in-law, Lori & Jim Hawkins, Kelly & Rick Welch, both of Harpursville, and also several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Bob Merrell and sister, Robin Merrell. Steve served in the US Army as a Medic/Clinical Specialist at Walter Reed Hospital. He later graduated from BCC and BU with a degree in accounting. Steve worked at the Greater Binghamton Psychiatric Center, the US Dept. of Defense where he retired after 27 years of service, he was part owner/operator of the Hitchin Post with his wife Lora, Linda and Jack for over 25 years and was caretaker at New Ohio Cemetery. Steve was an avid hunter, sports enthusiast- especially the Braves and Packers, coach and #1 fan of his two adoring children. He never missed a game- whether it was in the dugout or in the stands. Steve played fast pitch softball for Walter Reed, Big H, and Strawn’s. He passed on his passion through coaching little league, travel softball, and most recently, was the Asst. Coach for SUNY Broome Softball.

Memorial Services will be held at the Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home 69-71 Maple Street Harpursville on Sat. Dec. 1, 2018 at 1 p.m. Pastor Sue Crawson-Brizzolara will officiate. Burial will be in New Ohio Cemetery, Tunnel in the spring. The family will receive friends at the Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral home on Sat. Dec. 1, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to service. Memorial contributions in memory of Steve may be made to the New Ohio Cemetery Fund POB 42 Tunnel, NY 13848. Online condolences may be made at: www.omaddenfh.com.

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