Merk, Richard C. age 89, of Cincinnati, Ohio passed away on Friday, January 25, 2019. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on May 17, 1929 to Albert and Idella Merk (nee Smith).
He was preceded in death by his parents, Idella and Albert Merk; wife, Mary Ann Merk; daughters, Margaret Oess, Linda Speckert; grandson, Nathan Runyan; siblings, Alvin Merk, Marion Wernke and Gerald Merk.
Richard is survived by his beloved daughters, Kathleen (Gary ) Yoko, Barb (Bob) Otto, Julia Mavromatis; sons-in-law, Joe Oess and Walter Speckert; grandchildren, Chris (Laura) Dougoud, Lisa (Ricky) Henline, Katie Oess, Steve (Meg) Oess, Carrie (Carlos) Marques, Rebecca Criss, Mary (Chris) Noel, Amanda (John) Russell, Nick (Jody) Yoko, Allie (Cody) Hahn, Zach (Emily) Yoko, Ben Otto, Brett Otto, Meagan Runyan, Stacy Runyan; siblings, James (Rita) Merk, Charles (Lin) Merk; many great-grandchildren and a host of other family members and friends.
In loving memory of Richard, contributions may be made to JDRF. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am Friday, February 1, 2019 with a visitation from 9:30 am - 10:30 am at St. Jude Bridgetown, 5924 Bridgetown Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45248 with burial to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery - Old 3819 W. Eighth St. Cincinnati, Ohio 45205.
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