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Joseph V. Merlo, Jr.

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“To the Merlo family, I'm sorry for your loss. he was my Varsity Basketball coach at NT in 1980 and 1981. He was a great coach, but he was a better...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: John Mullen - Tucson, AZ

“what a great person deepest condolences from the Gambino family ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Mr.Merlo was my grade six teacher at Gilmore School some years ago. I always remember how well he dressed and encouraged his pupils to look good, be...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Ron Goraj - Buffalo, NY

“I am so very sorry for your loss. Mr. Merlo was my very favorite teacher! He is the reason I can spell antidisestablishmentarianism. I have such fun...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Diana (Rutledge) Deck

“My Deepest Condolences to the Merlo Family. You are all in my prayers. He was a wonderful Man and Teacher. He will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace,...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“My sincere condolences to the family. Mr. Merlo was my 6th grade teacher at Gilmore Elementary School GENTLE giant (I guess to a little kid all...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Tim Wagner - Rochester, NY

“To my dear brother...you were always a bright shining star to Dad. He was so very proud of you, your family, and all you accomplished. I pray peace...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Aria Ferguson - East Aurora, NY

“Betty and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May your many good memories help you through this difficult time. ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Shelley Salmon

“To the Merlo family,Mr. Merlo was a wonderful man and basketball coach. I have very found memories of my days playing on his freshmen team at Lowry....Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Mark Duguay - North Tonawanda, NY

“To the Merlo Family, So sad to hear about Joe. I had the pleasure of seeing and talking to him this summer. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Al Kozen - Aurora, CO

“joe was a schoolmate of mine at lafayette high school..i guess you would say he was my hero then and now....rip joe ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: jim CONCIALDI - KENMORE, NY

“Betty and Family so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. He was a great neighbor and will be sorely missed by all his neighbors who loved hearing his...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Jane Donovan

“Betty and Family so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. What a great neighbor he was. Always made us laugh to hear his stories. We also knew whenever...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Jane Donovan - Neighbor

“I really liked Joe and will miss him. He was easy to talk to, fun to be with, a great grandfather and father, cared a lot about his family, and was...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Chris Porter - NY

“Dear Merlo family,Please accept our sincerest condolences at this difficult time. Joe was truly a wonderful human being. May God grant Joe eternal...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: John & Dianne Noworyta - Gilbert, AZ

“TO THE MERLO FAMILY, SO SORRY TO HEAR OF JOE`S PASSING. A SUPER GUY AND WONDERFUL ATHLETE. ALWAYS TOLD ME I WAS HIS IDOL ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: TOTO PAUL - SARASOTA, FL


Joseph was born on April 16, 1935 and passed away on Monday, November 28, 2016.

Joseph was a resident of North Tonawanda, New York at the time of his passing.

He was married to Betty.

Visitation Friday December 2 2016 in the WATTENGEL FUNERAL HOME 533 Meadow Drive in North Tonawanda where Services will follow at 7:00 PM. Mr. Merlo retired following 37 years as an Elementary TeacherAdministrator in North Tonawanda.

In lieu of flowers memorials to the Niagara County SPCA.

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