Daniel R. Merwin, 1941-2013

AUSTINTOWN – Daniel R. “Danny” Merwin, 71, formerly of Girard, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at the Hospice House.

He was born Dec. 25, 1941, in Cleveland, the son of Howard and Florence Richards Merwin.

He graduated from East High School in 1959 and then enlisted in the Air Force Reserve.

Danny worked for Girard Fire Department for 37 years as a firefighter. He became chief in 1990 before retiring in 2002. After retiring, Danny worked part-time as a starter at Yankee Run Golf Course and also for Holiday Inn Express in Niles in the maintenance department.

He was a member of the Retired Firefighters Association, Saxon Club, American Legion in Girard Post 235 and IFH Club in Girard. Danny was a avid golfer, Ohio State fan and loved spending time with his grandsons and friends.

He is survived by his wife, the former Donna Guerriero, whom he married Oct. 19, 1963; son Daniel R. (Caroline) Merwin Jr., of Jackson, Tenn.; sister, Diane (Ray) Wilding of Hubbard; brother, Philip (Linda) Merwin of Rock Hill, S.C.; two grandsons Nicholas and Alexander; and friend of family Ruth Ann Crain. He also leaves six nieces and nephews, many great- nieces and nephews, and many great-great- nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard.

Family will receive relatives and friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. till time of service Friday. Officiating will be Pastor Bill Wessner.

Interment will be held at Brunstetter Cemetery in Austintown.

Material contributions can be made to Hospice House, 9803 Sharott Road, Youngstown, OH 44514.

The family would like to thank the Hospice House for the compassion and care they showed the Merwin family during Danny’s time of illness, family friend Ruth Crain, and his nieces, Elaine and Eleanor and nephew Joey for there all their support, help and love for their uncle.

Visit www.blackstonefuneralhome.com to view this obituary and send condolences to the Merwin family.

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