OBITUARY

Merle O. Frye

April 5, 1948January 31, 2021

Merle O. Frye, 72 of Clarksville, died, Sunday, January 31, 2021 in UPMC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born April 5, 1948 in Waynesburg, a son of the late Wilbert E. and Wilma R. Covin Frye. Merle was a retired coal miner from Vesta #5. He was a member of St. Matthias Parish, St. Marcellus Worship site and the Knights of Columbus. Merle enjoyed fishing and bird watching. On April 4, 1970 he married Marie E. Shashura, with whom he shared celebrating 50 years of marriage, survives. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins; sister and brother in-laws, Stephanie Faulk of Brownsville, Cindy (Bret) Tuxhorn of Smith Center, KS, Diane (Gene) Pataski of Brownsville, and Steven A. Shashura of Brownsville. Deceased is a brother, Wilbert C. Frye and a sister, Karyl Ward. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 11:00 am at St. Matthias Parish, St. Marcellus Worship Site, 1340 Jefferson Rd., Jefferson, PA 15344, with Fr. J. Francis Frazer as celebrant. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family to help with medical bills. Arrangements are entrusted to the Behm Funeral Home, 1477 Jefferson Rd., Jefferson, PA 15344, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor. Condolences may be expressed online at www.behm-funeralhomes.com.

Services

  • Memorial Mass of Christin Burial

    Saturday, February 6, 2021

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Karen Ventura

February 10, 2021

Dear Marie, I am so sad to hear of Merle’s passing, please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers. May he Rest In Peace.
Karen Kolick Ventura

Kathy Kern

February 5, 2021

Marie,
We are so sorry for your loss. He had a long struggle but now is at rest. You always took such great care of him. Make some time for yourself now. And stay well. --Kathy

Linda Ruth Forman

February 4, 2021

Marie and Family, It breaks my heart to think of Merle not being on this Earth with us! I have known him my entire life and it's a pair of shoes that can't be filled! I know that God is holding you and helping you to get through all of this grief. I know that Hooch and Zoe are waiting for him at the Rainbow Bridge so that they can all be together. May God Bless you and your Family forever!

Linda Derrick

February 4, 2021

Marie, our great memories were the weekends we spent with you and t h e love that Meryl had for Little Rockies. Meryl was such a loving , kind man. We loved spending time with him. RIP my friend, we will miss arguing about the Bengals and the Steelers. Love Linda & Cheryl

Cindy Tuxhorn

February 4, 2021

Merle was more like a big brother than a brother - in-law , when he was dating my sister, he often had us tagging along ...

Teresa Bellish

February 4, 2021

Oh Marie, I’m so sorry for your loss. I know you did all you could do to help him. Prayers and hugs.

Alisa Faulk

February 3, 2021

Alisa Faulk

February 3, 2021

Patti Bartus-Young

February 3, 2021

Our sincere condolences to you Marie from the daughters of Hazel Bartus --- Joy, Sally, Judy and Patti

John Spade

February 3, 2021

We are very sorry to learn of Merle’s passing.
Rosetta and I want to offer our condolences and prayers