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Karl E. Merrick

May 2, 1970 - December 5, 2021

FRIENDSHIP – Karl E. Merrick, 51, passed away at home on Sunday (December 5, 2021).

Mr. Merrick was born on May 2, 1970 in Wellsville to James Leroy and Ella Jane (Chilson) Merrick. He was a 1988 graduate of Belmont Central School.

Karl is survived by two brothers, Kevin Merrick of Cuba and Jerry Merrick of Bolivar; three step-sisters, Kathy Merrick, Queena Merrick and Kim Merrick; his step-mother, Cheryl Merrick of Pennsylvania; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Kathleen Haskins and Kay Merrick; and a brother, Danny Merrick.

Karl lived a quiet life. He enjoyed watching television. His favorite show was M*A*S*H. He was also a collector of Star Wars and Star Trek figurines.

Karl had a self-deprecating humor that blended with his quiet, shy personality.

Per Karl’s wishes, there will be no prior visitation. A private graveside ceremony was held at Whites Corners Cemetery in Potter County, Pa. on Monday (December 13) at 1:00 p.m. where Karl was laid to rest beside his mother and sister. Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Wellsville/Scio. Online condolences may be offered at

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