Calling Hours:
Friday, September 25, 2020, 5:00-7:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA

Funeral Service:
Saturday, September 26, 2020, 10:00am
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA
Rev. Dennis McCarthy, officiating
Pastor of Calvary Tabernacle Church, Jackson Center

Burial with committal and military honors rendered by
Reynolds VFW Post #7599 will be in Oak Hill Cemetery,
Sandy Lake, PA

Merlon Oliver, age 98, formerly of Arlington Dr., Pymatuning Twp., passed away Tuesday afternoon, September 22, 2020 in his residence in Masury, OH.

He was born in Trace, WV on September 19, 1922 to William and Vina (Star) Oliver. He attended Lenore (WV) High School and served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Merlon retired in 1983 from National Castings in Sharon, where he had worked as a millwright for twenty-seven years. He had previously been employed for seven years at Norfolk & Western R.R. In West Virginia. He was of the Christian Faith and enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family. Merlon was a Lifetime Member of Reynolds V.F.W. Post #7599, Fredonia American Legion Post #919 and he had volunteered as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army in Sharon.

On March 7, 1947 he married the former Geneva Hall, she passed away on October, 23, 1992. He is survived by two daughters; Sherrell Bertolasio of Hermitage and Pamela Hackett and her husband Thomas of Mercer, two sons; Gary W. Oliver, Sr. of Greenville and Dallas G. Oliver and his wife Delores of Masury, eight grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, a son; Merlon L. Oliver, two sisters; Fanny Howelland Ann Gram, two brothers; Willard Howell and Liborn Howell and a son-in-law; Steve Bertolasio.

Memorial contributions may be made to Reynolds VFW Post #7599, 115 Edgewood Dr., Greenville, PA 16125.



  1. Gary, Sally, David, Kaylynn Coates Gary, Sally, David, Kaylynn Coates
    September 24, 2020    

    We are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Oliver was such a nice man with a kind heart. (he passed those traits on to his family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort and peace knowing God is surrounding you with love.

  2. Merlon L Howell Merlon L Howell
    September 24, 2020    

    My Uncle Merlon (Bud) was one who went about enjoying every day of life and living it with a satisfied mind. He was a sincere, kind, thoughtful and patient man who will be greatly missed by his family and those who knew him. He told me more than once, that he learned many years ago not to worry about what might happen, because most of the time it would not happen. I am very proud to have been named after him. As a child, I loved visiting his family and making an occasional Saturday trip to Williamson with him and my dad. As I grew up, I learned great respect for him and his ability to do what was needed and to be content with what could not be changed. Uncle Merlon was one to enjoy visiting and talking with and not one to complain regardless of how bad things might seem. Even when he was very ill, he would say I am doing good. I will miss him greatly. All his family and loved ones are in my prayers. May God bless and keep each of you.

  3. Ronnie and Darlene Howell Ronnie and Darlene Howell
    September 25, 2020    

    Great memories of years gone by of Uncle Bud & his family. Remembering our family reunion several years ago at my home, got to see Uncle Bud and family, had a great time, I’ll never forget. We send our deepest sympathy and love to all of you. May God Bless you in this time of sorrow. We will keep the family in our prayers.

  4. Barbara Deskins Barbara Deskins
    September 26, 2020    

    Our thoughts and prayers as we all say goodbye to such a beloved man and Uncle. Bud you are so loved and will forever be missed. We celebrate your life and cherish so many memories of you. See you in heaven ….. Barbara (Howell) Deskins and family

  5. Judy(Howell)Lambert Judy(Howell)Lambert
    September 26, 2020    

    Sending our Love and Prayers. Uncle Bud was a fine man loved by all. Very proud that he was a veteran . I too remember the great family reunions we had as the Howell and Oliver Families,, but we’ll all have a great reunion in Heaven when we meet again. He will be forever missed.
    Love to all from Jim and Judy (Howell) Lambert.❤️❤️

  6. Lois slate Lois slate
    September 26, 2020    

    I loved uncle Bud. I grew up with knowing him. He and my Dad spent a lot time together. Bill and I visited with his Family when Aunt Ann was there on a vacation we had a great time. He always came to the Howell Reauion. Sorry of his passing.I’m sure he at peace with his Heavenly Father.

  7. Little Dallas Little Dallas
    August 22, 2022    

    My Pap! What else can I say it has taken some time to write this because my Pap was/is everything described above! He was the most peaceful man I have ever met! My Pap would do for others where most would walk away. My Pap was not one for many words he only said what was important. He did not waste his time on things he could not change and he never complained! My pap is was and will always be my hero and my example of a GOOD MAN! I Love you Pap and miss you so much!

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