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October 25, 2012

Merrill S. “Med” Buoy, 87, Millmont

MILLMONT — Merrill S. “Med” Buoy, 87, of Millmont, passed from this life on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at Rolling Hills Nursing Home.

He was born Sept. 14, 1925, in Laurelton, a son of the late Phillip H. and Marcella (Schnure) Buoy. On Feb. 12, 1949, he married the former Jean M. Lukens, who survives.

He was a 1943 graduate of Hartley Township High School. Merrill then joined the Navy and served his country as a shipfitter second class from 1943 to 1946.

Merrill and his wife owned and operated their family’s business, Buoy’s Laurel Market, for 31 years. Before that, he worked at AC&F/Shippers Car Line as a welder.

He was a member of Christ’s United Lutheran Church, Millmont.

Merrill and his wife enjoyed traveling, which included visiting all 50 states. He was a skilled woodworker and also built his family home and business. He enjoyed spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Gayle and Donald Zerbe, of Laurelton, Karen Koch, of Leesport, Melanie and Gary Schriver, of Mifflintown, and Denise and Jim Zettle, of Spring Mills; one son and daughter-in-law, V. Michael and Trisha Buoy, of Millmont; 13 grandchildren, Emily Etchberger, Brian Zerbe, Monica Lutz, Melissa Schlenker, Danielle and Troy Koch, Eric and Adrea Schriver, Drew and Layne Zettle, Cameron, Brahm and Luken Buoy; 11 great-grandchildren; and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Marion and Robert Chappell, of Lewisburg, and Barbara and Bud Kirby, of East Waterford.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Kittybelle Hosterman, and one brother, Donald Buoy.

Family and friends will be received from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at Christ’s United Lutheran “Four Bells” Church, Millmont, followed by the funeral at 2 with the Rev. John Yost officiating.

Merrill will be laid to rest in Hartleton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Christ’s United Lutheran Church, 13765 Old Turnpike Road, Millmont, PA 17845.

The Roupp Funeral Home, Mifflinburg, assisted the family with the arrangements.

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