Carl Y. Mertz Sr., 66, husband of Darlene May (Bender) Mertz, of Pottstown, passed away on Friday at Pottstown Hospital after a sudden illness.

Born in Gilbertsville, he was the son of the late Jacob C. and Olivia B. (Youse) Mertz.

Surviving with his wife are children Anna M. Jones, wife of James R. Jones, Carl Y. Mertz Jr., husband of Sandy, Glenn D. Mertz, husband of Denise, and Katrinna D. Merkel, wife of Kenneth Merkel; his sister Anna Dierolf, wife of Grant Dierolf; step-daughter Denise Marie Mitchell, wife of John Mitchell; 25 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Along with his parents he is predeceased by siblings Jacob Y., Sylvester Y., Josephine, Olivia Bertha, Mary, Oscar Y., Daniel Y., and Arthur.

Carl was a member of, In One Accord Ministry in Boyertown.  He enjoyed going to flea markets.  He was an avid racing fan and former driver at Grandview Speedway.  Carl was a farmer at heart. After farming, he worked at the former Mrs. Smith Pie Factory in Pottstown.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, 10:30AM at, In One Accord Ministry, 432 Mill Street, Boyertown with Pastor Dick Wentz officiating. Burial will follow in Oley Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday from 6:00PM to 8:00PM and on Tuesday from 10:00AM to 10:30AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carl's name to, In One Accord Ministry at the above address.

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