Bernard R. Mertz

November 30, -0001 - July 23, 2012

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Mertz, Bernard R. Beloved husband of Penny R. Mertz (nee Rauch). Loving father of Jennifer (Scott) Coughlin, Christopher (Kelly) Mertz and Julie (Jeff) Geyer. Dear brother of Vicki (Larry) Belt and Linda Mertz. Cherished grandfather of Alec, Taylor, Mackenzie and Ethan Coughlin, Zachary and Andrew Mertz, Emma and Jackson Geyer. Passed away July 23, 2012. Age 74. Bernie worked in the HVAC industry for over 37 years. Service to be held Friday, July 27, 2012, at 7 p.m. at Hodapp Funeral Home, 8815 Cincinnati-Columbus Rd. (Rt. 42), West Chester, OH 45069. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Assoc., Greater Cincinnati Chapter, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.


Rommes - Jul 28, 2012

With deepest regards to the family of Bernie Mertz family.
May God be with you all at this time of sorrow as we will keep you in our prayers.

The Rommes family

Bev and Walt - Jul 26, 2012

Our deepest sympathy and caring thoughts to the Mertz family.

We pray your cherished memories will provide comfort for you at this sad time of personal loss.

Vicki Williams - Jul 26, 2012

Bernie was always happy and joking around, but was a sincere and wonderful person. He was always ready to help someone when they needed it and he will be sorely missed.

May the Lord be with his family and comfort them during this difficult time.

Dan and Sue Niehaus - Jul 26, 2012

Our sincerest condolences. Bernie was to us just an all around “good and honest guy”, a pleasure to know, who certainly helped us as ignorant home owners !

Tim Vogel - Jul 25, 2012

A very genuine man, always there when you needed a hand. Many good times were had on the golf coarse with you and many times I looked at you as a father. You will truly be missed my friend.

Julie, Jeff, Emma and Jackson - Jul 25, 2012

To my “other dad”, you will be missed by me and many others! No one has ever had a bad thing to say about Bernie (that we know of:)! His goofiness and odd jokes will be missed. R.I.P. Much love! XOXO!!

Larry & Vicki - Jul 24, 2012

Good brother and good friend. We know he will be missed by a lot of people.

Lynn & Ken McCane - Jul 24, 2012

Our heartfelt prayers go out to all of you! We have MANY treasured memories of Bernie and will continue to remember him during those wonderful times! We can still see his smiling face, always laughing.
Please let us know if there is ANYTHING we can do to lift this burden right now.
We love you all!

Ken and Lynn