We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Noto-Wynkoop Funeral Home
Nicholas C. Merlo, 95, of Lopatcong Township, NJ, died January 10, 2022.
Born April 30, 1926 in Phillipsburg, NJ, he was a son of the late Carmelo and Josephine (Glorioso) Merlo.
Nicholas was a quiet unassuming man. He loved being with his children and grandchildren and they always enjoyed his quick wit. He enjoyed reminiscing about his childhood memories of his family and friends. He also loved educating his grandsons with his many interesting stories of his life in the Navy during WWII. He was a Phillies and Eagle fan.
He was a life-long active member of St. Philip and St. James Roman Catholic Church, Phillipsburg, where he faithfully served in many capacities.
Nicholas was a Navy Veteran, serving with the Amphibious Fleet aboard the USS Athena during World War II.
He retired after 40 years as a mechanic at the Riegel Paper Mill in Milford, NJ and was a member of the United Paperworkers Union.
He was a member of the Mid-States VFW and the John Dolak American Legion Post, Alpha, NJ.
His wife of 67 years, Theresa (Plebani) Merlo died September 6, 2016.
Survivors include a son Cornel and his wife Pam of Newark, OH; daughters Terry Clymer of Palmer Twp, Pa, Joan Moshman and her husband Andy and Nicki Bedics and her husband Jay, both of Forks Twp, Pa. and Mary Merlo and her companion, Rick of Greenville, TN, also 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren and his dear sister-in-law, Christine Merlo.
Nick was the last of his nine siblings. There were five sisters, Seraphina R. Lobalbo, Mary Chillot, Josephine Marotta, Joan Sciascia, Sarah Merlo and three brothers John, Carmen, and Joseph Merlo. His son-in-law Jerry A. Clymer died earlier.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 am, Friday in St. Philip and St. James R.C. Church, 430 South Main St, Phillipsburg. Entombment will be in the parish mausoleum, Greenwich Twp.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider donations in his name to the church.
Funeral arrangements: Noto-Wynkoop Funeral Home, 289 South Main Street, Phillipsburg, NJ www.noto-wynkoop.com