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October 27, 2015 - 11:15am

Deborah A. Merkle

posted by T.J. Woodward.

merkle1_0.jpgDeborah A. Merkle, 61, of East Bethany passed away peacefully Monday morning, October 26, 2015 at her home. She was born August 14, 1954 in Batavia, New York  to the late Robert (Velma Perfitt) Bigsby. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Dan L. Merkle who passed away in 2002; and her brother Burton Bigsby.

Deborah was and always will be loved by family and friends. No words can describe how wonderful she was. She will be greatly missed by all who were privileged to know her.

She is survived by her children Brandon (Lindsay Scott) Merkle of East Bethany, Stacy (Jeremy Hausfelder) Merkle of Stafford; brother Barton (Joanne Wilson) Bigsby of Alexander; sister Sheila (Stephen) McQuillen of Stafford; grandchildren Ashley, Devin and Hannah; daughter-in-law Mae Merkle of Depew along with many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. An 11:00 AM Graveside Service will be held on Friday October 30, 2015 at Maple Lawn Cemetery in East Bethany.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family. For more information please call 585-343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.comArrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

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