Carmen Ramon Merritt, 52, of 18225 Grange Center Road, Saegertown, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at UPMC-Hamot Medical Center, as a result of a horseback riding accident on June 2, 2013.
Carmen was born in Meadville on April 26, 1961, a son of Carmen E. and Vina E. Lilley Merritt.
He attended Living Waters Church, Meadville.
Over the years Carmen had been employed by Unique Ventures, Greenleaf Corp. and Rite Aid. He was a 1979 graduate of Saegertown High School.
Carmen was a skilled handyman knowledgeable in mechanics, carpentry and electrical work. An outdoorsman, he loved riding four-wheelers, fishing, horseback riding and sitting around the campfire. He also enjoyed playing cards, listening to music and his pet cat, Scooter. He was a member of American Legion Post 205.
In addition to his loving and longtime companion, Millie Mattocks, Carmen is survived by three children, Stephen C. Merritt of San Diego, Calif., Justin T. Merritt and Carmen M. Merritt, both of Meadville; his parents, Carmen E. and Vina E. Merritt of Saegertown; his paternal grandmother, Helen R. Merritt of Corry; two brothers, Scott A. Merritt and his fiancee, Dawn, of Conneaut Lake, and David D. Merritt and his wife, Melanie, of Saegertown; nieces and nephews, Andrew, Meredith, Ashley, Kyle, Bailey, Amber and her husband, Patrick, their son, Connor, and Kyle.
Carmen was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents; and paternal grandfather.
Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 330 Broad St., Saegertown, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., with Pastor Ray Martinez of Living Waters Church officiating.
Interment will take place in Saegertown Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Living Waters Church, 12891 Route 98, or Humane Society of Crawford County, 11012 Kennedy Hill Road, both of Meadville, Pa. 16335.
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