George Merchant II

Obituary of George Robert Merchant II

George Robert "Bob" Merchant, II of Perry, died on April 16, 2019 at Austinburg Nursing and Rehabilitation.  He was born on June 21, 1943 to the late George and Lorna (nee: Dunbar) Merchant and had been a lifelong area resident.  Bob was a Central Office Technician for Southwestern Bell Corp until his retirement in 1999.  He was a member of Painesville United Methodist Church, Past Councilor of Painesville DeMolay, Past Master of Temple Lodge 28, F.&A.M., Urania Chapter #284 O.E.S., Past High Priest of Chapter RAM, Past Illustrous Master of Painesville Council, R&SM, member of  Eagle Commandery of Knights Templar, Past Master Allied Masonic Degrees (Leroy Shanower Council), Scottish Rite Valley of Cleveland, former member of Caliph and Al Sirat Grottos, former member of US Power Squadron, and former commander of US Coast Guard Auxilary of Fairport Harbor, and Painesville Jaycees.

Survivors are his wife, Marguerite "Kay" Merchant; daughter, Marjorie (Wayne) Walker; grandchildren, Zachary, Ryan, and Abigail Walker.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Cheryl Merchant.

Visitation will be Friday, April 19, 2019 from 2-4PM and 6-8PM with an O.E.S. and Masonic Service at 7:30PM at Johnson Funeral Home, 368 Mentor Ave., Painesville, Ohio 44077. A funeral service will be Saturday at 11:00AM at the funeral home with burial following at Perry Cemetery, Perry, Ohio.

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