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Aaron J. Merritt

May 11, 1933 ~ April 2, 2019 (age 85)


GUILDERLAND – Aaron J. Merritt, 85, of Schenectady, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 02, 2019 at Ellis Hospital, surrounded by his loved ones.

He was born in Schenectady and was the son of the late Aaron and Virginia Merritt. Aaron served in the US Army during the Korean War. He was employed as a steamfitter for General Electric Company in Schenectady for several years. He was also a self-employed plumber.

Aaron is survived by his children, Gary (Maria) Merritt, Gregg Merritt, Glenn (Jackie) Merritt, Rhonda (John) Nueberger and Jim (Susan) Ryder. He is the longtime companion of Roberta (Birdie) Ryder. Aaron is the brother of Arlene (Bill) Tucker, Tom (Debbie) Merritt and the late Jim Merritt (Marlene survives). He is the cherished “Grumpy” to several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Aaron’s family on Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Cannon Funeral Home, 2020 Central Ave., Colonie. Funeral services will be Saturday morning at 10:00 at the funeral home. Interment will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Guilderland. To leave a message of condolence for the family or to order flowers, visit

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April 5, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cannon Funeral Home
2020 Central Ave
Albany, NY 12205

Funeral Service
April 6, 2019

10:00 AM
Cannon Funeral Home
2020 Central Ave
Albany, NY 12205

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