Joseph L. Merkel

June 21, 1942  -  August 6, 2017


Joseph L.

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


Join us August 9th, 2017 from 11 am - 2 pm and 4 pm - 8 pm

301 Curry Hollow Road, Pittsburgh, PA, 15236

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Join us August 10th, 2017 at 11:30 am in the Funeral Home Chapel

301 Curry Hollow Road, Pittsburgh, PA, 15236

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Meredith Campagna

Cori so sorry for your loss. He was an awesome guy who always had a smile on his face, especially when he was at the softball field. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!! Luv and miss ya!!

 Posted Sun, 08/13/2017 - 8:43pm
Michael Rosswog

Sorry to hear of your passing. I always enjoyed working with you and playing a round of golf. You were always smiling and had a positive outlook on life. Thoughts and prayers to your family. You will be missed.

 Posted Thu, 08/10/2017 - 10:48pm
Mrs. Pettway

I am sorry for your loss. May your family receive an abundance of comfort from God and be sheltered and guided as you navigate through this difficult time. His comfort is so powerful that we are able to be strengthened by it and effectively comfort others based on the care and concern we bountifully receive. (2 Corinthians 1:3-5)

 Posted Thu, 08/10/2017 - 7:06pm
Jen Flynn Oldenburg

So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to your family.

 Posted Tue, 08/08/2017 - 8:04pm
Jenn Haskins

So sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers

 Posted Tue, 08/08/2017 - 8:39am
Joseph Tumsis

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. May your father's soul through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

 Posted Tue, 08/08/2017 - 8:37am

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