Russell S Merson obituary 1938-2023


Mr. Russell S Merson, Jr., 84, of Waynesboro, PA, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2023, in his home.

Born November 17, 1938 in Takoma Park, MD, he was the son of the late Russell Stanley Merson, Sr. and Frances Teresa (Leaman) Merson.

Mr. Merson was a graduate of Bladensburg High School (MD).

He and his wife, the late Carolyn Lee (Reedy) Merson, were married on May 9, 1958. Mrs. Merson died on September 29, 2021.

Mr. Merson worked as a Takoma Park Police Officer for 10 years and was later a Sergeant at the Lorton Penitentiary (VA).

He is survived by five children, Steven Paul Merson, Russell Stanley Merson, III, Patrick Kyle Merson, William Joseph Merson and Janet Merson Branan; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services and burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, is handling the arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at the funeral home’s website.



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John O Freeman 1935-2023

Mr. Freeman served with the 101st Airborne where he was stationed in France for 2 ½ years. He enjoyed woodworking, splitting wood and carpentry.

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