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Merl Lathrop

December 23, 1927 ~ December 5, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Merl Lathrop Obituary

Merl Lathrop, age 95, of North East, passed away on Tuesday December 5th, 2023 at UPMC Hamot.

He was born on December 23, 1927 in Millcreek Township to the late Leon and Flora (Thornton) Lathrop.

Merl was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Army (1946-1948).

He was formerly employed by Electric Materials as a repair machinist for 30 years until retirement in 1983.

Merl was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, North East American Legion Post105, and the D.V.A. Disabled Veterans.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys (Mulson) Lathrop; brother, John Lathrop; and sisters, Irene Gordon and Isabelle Gregory.

Merl is survived by his son, Robert Lathrop (Velma) of Johnson City, TN; grandsons, Paul Lathrop of NC, Mark Lathrop of NC, and John Lathrop of AZ; sister, Leona Gregory of SC; and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake Street, North East on Sunday December 10th from 11:00 a.m. until time of a Funeral Service at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be held at North East Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 30 Clinton Street, North East, PA 16428, Community Nursing Services of North East, 7 Park Street, North East, PA 16428, or Crescent Hose Co., 36 East Main Street, North East, PA 16428. Please send condolences to elkinfh.com.

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
December 10, 2023

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
William D. Elkin Funeral Home
65 South Lake Street
North East, PA 16428

Funeral Service
Sunday
December 10, 2023

2:00 PM
William D. Elkin Funeral Home
65 South Lake Street
North East, PA 16428

Interment with Full Military Honors following funeral service
Sunday
December 10, 2023

North East Cemetery
2615 Cemetery Road
North East, PA 16428

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