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Christian Gottfried Merkel

September 04, 1943 - October 28, 2021

This memorial brings friends and family together to celebrate the life of Chris Merkel. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. Click on the heart to let us know you were here and to receive email updates. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

His family and friends call him “Chris.” His kids call him “Dad” or “Pops.” His grandkids call him “Peepaw” or “Grandpa Merkel.” His students call him “Professor Merkel.”   Chris was born in East Orange, NJ, to Winifred (Ruter) and Gottfried F. Merkel. In 1946, young Chris and his family moved to their home in College Hill, OH, and he became a Cincinnati boy, the city he always held close to his heart though he lived most of his life...  see more
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