COHOES Daniel F. Merritt, 73 of Cohoes, passed away suddenly on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at his residence. Born in Stephentown, he was the son of the late Edgar and Mary Merritt; and the beloved husband of the late Shirley Merritt who passed away in 2012.
Dan had been employed at the Menand’s Work Shop for a number of years as a truck driver. Upon his retirement he pursued his lifelong interest in antiques and spending time with his dog Mini.
Dan is survived by his children Rose Merritt of Texas and Daniel Jr. (Bud) Merritt from Salt Lake City, UT. He is the step father of Michael McGuirk (Michele) of Mechanicville, Kelly Fox (Matt) of Cohoes, Ruth Kapusta (Dave) of Virginia and Beth McGuirk of Waterford. He is the brother of Edgar Merritt (Rachel) of Florida and the late Walter and Robert Merritt and June McDonald. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren nieces and nephews also survive. He is also predeceased by his grandson Joeie.
Family and friends are invited and may call on Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 4-7 p.m. at the Fitzgerald Funeral Home, 105 Vliet Blvd., Cohoes. Due to the ongoing pandemic, social distancing and facial coverings will be required.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Dan’s memory would be appreciated and may be made to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands, NY, 12204.