Merrill Rudolph Pereschuk, 69

April 25, 2010
  • Merrill Rudolph Pereschuk

JULY 12, 1940-APRIL 24, 2010

Merrill Rudolph Pereschuk, 69, of 12204 Bucky Ave. in Hagerstown, Md., died Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 12, 1940, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late John M. Pereschuk and Pauline F. Dutrow Hawkins.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

He was employed by the City of Hagerstown in the Light Department, Parks Department and the Sewer Department, retiring from the Light Department in 2000.

Merrill was a member of First Church of God, where he served as a trustee and a deacon for many years.

He was a member of Funkstown American Legion Post 211 and Washington County AMVETS Post 10.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Shirley Ann Faulders Pereschuk; one daughter, Pam Delosier of Hagerstown; one son, Preston Pereschuk of Smithsburg, Md.; two sisters, Aleta Irving and Barbara Stone, both of Hagerstown; 10 brothers, Larry Pereschuk and Cliff Pereschuk, both of Keedysville, Md., Harold Pereschuk, Thomas Pereschuk and Butch Pereschuk, all of Hagerstown, John Pereschuk of Florida, Earl Pereschuk of Williamsport, Md., Donald Pereschuk of Hershey, Pa., Gary Pereschuk of Oklahoma and Robert Pereschuk of Texas; two granddaughters, Kalya Pereschuk and Taryn Delauney; one grandson, Larry Maupin III; and numerous nieces and nephews..


He was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenny Pereschuk and Woodrow "Woody" Hawkins.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Pastor David Sword will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown. Military graveside service will be conducted by Washington County AMVETS Post 10 and the Marine Corps League.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to First Church of God, c/o Building Fund, 1015 Rose Hill Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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