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Richard Mero

Obituary of Richard J. Mero

Richard J. Mero Keeseville - Richard J. Mero, 82, formerly of Route 22, Keeseville, died Sunday, February 28, 2010 at the Uihlein Mercy Center in Lake Placid. He was born in Willsboro, March 19, 1927, the son of the late, Arthur John and Edna Mae (Christian) Mero. Richard grew up in Willsboro and attended school in Willsboro. He enlisted in the United States Navy, March 21, 1945, served during WWII, and was honorably discharged, July 25, 1946. Richard worked for A. Mason and Son's for many years. He worked construction and assisted with the construction of the Adirondack Northway. He lastly worked for 20 years for NYS Dept. of Transportation in Elizabethtown, retiring in the mid 1985. He was an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, crafts, and camping. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Richard A. and Sandra Mero of Palm Bay, Florida; two grandsons, Andrew and Adam Mero, both of Palm Bay; two step-grandchildren and their spouses, Jennifer and Andy Cassavaugh of Lewis, and David and Linda Kirkum of Morrisonville; four great-grandchildren, Tanner and Kylee Cassavaugh, and David Jr., and Montana Kirkum; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Leo and Janet Mero, Leon and Marion Mero, and Howard and Mae Mero, all of Willsboro; one sister, Melvina Toomey of Keeseville; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his beloved wife, Lily E. (Griffin) Mero, August 14, 1990; one brother, Donald Mero; and one sister, Rita Johnpeer. At Richard's request there will be no public calling hours. A graveside service, full military honors, and burial will be held in the spring in the Port Douglas Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to your local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 124 Clinton Street, Keeseville. 834-7667
A Memorial Tree was planted for Richard
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Hamilton Funeral Home