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1212 West Old Liberty Road
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Raymond V. "Skip"

November 11, 1933 – November 17, 2018

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Obituary for Raymond V. "Skip" Merkle

Raymond V. “Skip” Merkle, 85 of Granite, MD
Died Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Gilchrist Columbia
Beloved husband of Nadine Brooks Merkle. Skip was born November 11, 1933 in Baltimore, MD the son of the late Raymond Gerald Merkle and late May J. Cronhardt Merkle.
He was the President of Raymond G. Merkle Inc. until his retirement in 2001. Skip was a member of the first graduating class of Milford Mill High 1952 and later graduated from Western MD College. He was a Lt. Col in the Army National Guard and a member of the 110th FA 29th Division. He was a member of various civic and fraternal clubs including Palestine Lodge A.F. & A. M Catonsville Boumi Color Guard and Shrine Center, serving at Potentate in 1997. He served as an Elder and trustee of Granite Presbyterian Church. Mr. Merkle served on the Board of Governor’s of Shriner’s Hospital in Philadelphia for 9 years
Devoted father of Joy Parson(Jay) and Robert Merkle(Carol).
Dear brother of Marilyn J. Irwin(George).
Loving grandfather of Brooks R. Parson, Brady M. Parson(Karly), Richard A. Merkle(Kaela)
Also surviving are nephews Geoffrey Irwin(Dawn), Michael Irwin(Lora)and Mark Irwin(Carla)
The family will receive friends on Friday, November 23, 2018 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM ,there will be a Final Salute 3:30 PM by 110th FA 29th Division at BURRIER-QUEEN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, P.A., 1212 W. Old Liberty Rd. Sykesville, MD 21784 (beside S. Carroll High). Interment will be private. Memorial and Lodge Services will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2018 1PM at The Boumi Shrine Center, 5050 King Ave. Baltimore, MD 21237 with a reception to follow. Those desiring may make contributions to Shriners Hospital for Children, 3551 N. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19140 or Granite Presbyterian Church, 10637 Old Court Rd. Woodstock, MD 21163. Online Condolences at

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First Visitation

When Friday, November 23rd, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Burrier-Queen Funeral Home & Crematory, PA
1212 W. Old Liberty Road
Sykesville, MD 21784
Additional Information Final Salute by 110th FA 29th Division 3:30 PM Masonic Memorial Service by Palestine Lodge A.F. And A.M. 7:30 PM

Second Visitation

When Friday, November 23rd, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Burrier-Queen Funeral Home & Crematory, PA
1212 W. Old Liberty Road
Sykesville, MD 21784
Additional Information

Service Information

Saturday, November 24th, 2018 1:00pm
The Boumi Shrine Center
5050 King Ave
Baltimore, MD 21237
Service Extra Info
Lodge Services will also take place

Interment Information

Interment Extra Info

Reception Information

The Boumi Shrine Center
5050 King Ave
Baltimore, MD 21237
Reception Extra Info
Reception to follow the Memorial Services