Of O’Hara Twp., on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, Mrs. Mertz was the beloved wife of Joseph Mertz; mother of Virginia Mertz (Richard Cvetetic) of Shaler Twp., Joseph Mertz (Rebecca) of O'Hara Twp., David Mertz (Jacqueline) of Upper Holland, PA, Mary Alice Mertz (Rick Wagner) of O’Hara Twp.; daughter of the late Ross and Mary Klingensmith; sister of Margaret McNamara of Wilkinsburg, Jeanne Mischler of Pittsburgh, Mercy Staudt of Marlton, NJ and the late Mary Catherine Schaub, Rosemary Schneider, Leo, Sam, and Ross Klingensmith; sister-in-law of Helen Mertz of Aspinwall and the late Katherine and Jim Rafferty, and Sister Virginia CDP.; grandmother of Nicole, Joe, Michael, Maggie, Kristina; also survived by her beloved cat, Oreo, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Alice was a dedicated member of St. Joseph Parish serving as Gym Teacher, Christian Mother, Holy Rosary Society and volunteering. She was an avid gardener and bird enthusiast. She enjoyed summers at Chapel Gate Swim Club with her children and friends, vacations with the “Klingensmith Clan” at Stone Harbor NJ, bowling with the Woodlawn League and the Frick Park Lawn Bowling Club.
Celebrate Mrs. Mertz’s life with her family on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Perman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 923 Saxonburg Blvd. at Rt. 8, Shaler Twp. Funeral Mass at St. Joseph Parish, O’Hara Twp. on Saturday at 10 AM. Her family respectfully suggests donations be made to CureJM, 836 Lynwood Dr., Encinitas, CA 92024 or www.curejm.org in honor of a grandchild with Juvenile Myositis.
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