Harry Mernagh

Obituary of Harry Mernagh

Harry C. Mernagh, 92, of Princeton died Friday, February 27, 2015 at University Medical Center of Princeton. Born in Akron, Ohio, in 1922, Harry has resided in Princeton since 1948. He received his B.M. degree from Westminster Choir College in Princeton. He sang for two years with the Westminster traveling choir under Dr. John Finley Williamson and he sang with Pro Musica for several years and was a member of Princeton Lodge #38 F & AM. Harry retired from Educational Testing Service in 1987. Harry was a veteran of World War II, serving first with 83rd Infantry Division and then with 15th Air Force in Italy. Son of the late Harry and Beryl (Kirkland) Mernagh, brother of the late Marian Dement and Ralph Smith, he is survived by his wife Myra, they were married in 1945; his daughters Janet Bancroft and husband Robert, Nancy Mertz and husband Gary, and Joanne O'Brien and husband Bob; four grandchildren Heidi Loforese and husband Martino, Shannon Gilkey and husband Brian, Brian Mertz and wife Genesis, Neva Orlando and husband Bill, and seven great-grandchildren Michael, Kayla, Tyler, Jordin, Jameson, Mara, and Domenica. Harry and Myra shared a wonderful life with family and friends and just being together. A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, March 14, 2015 at All Saints Church, 16 All Saints Road, Princeton. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Church or The Salvation Army. Arrangements are under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton. A family burial will be in the Princeton Cemetery.
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