Joseph L. Merkel, 75, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Baldwin, passed away suddenly on August 6, 2017. Joseph is survived by his daughter, Cori Merkel; son, J Christian (Sarah) Merkel; grandchildren, Levi, Kaleigh, and Christian; as well as grandchildren Michael and Ashley Duffy; and close friends. He is now eternally joined with his wife, Barbara Merkel; preceded in death by his son, Joseph Duffy; brother, William Merkel; and parents Joseph S. and Edna L. Merkel. Joseph was a graduate of Carrick High School and Carnegie Mellon University. He served honorably in the U.S. Army Corps, and established long term relationships with coworkers at Community and West View Savings banks. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, reading, and spending time with his family and dog, Madison. He was never seen without a smile on his face, and was always willing to help his family with numerous projects around their homes. He was an amazing man who will be dearly missed by his friends and family. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 11 am - 2 pm & 4 pm - 8 pm. There will be a short visitation on Thursday, August 10, 2017, 10 am - 11 am at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC., 301 Curry Hollow Rd., Pleasant Hills, 15236. A Funeral Ceremony will be held Thursday, August 10, 2017, 11:30 am in the Funeral Home Chapel. Condolences may be left at www.jeffersonmemorial.biz.
Join us August 9th, 2017 from 11 am - 2 pm and 4 pm - 8 pm