September 2, 1930 – July 15, 2021
Thomas “Tom” Mertz, 90 of Lancaster, Ohio passed away at home on July 15, 2021. He was born on September 26, 1930 to Ralph and Rose (Strait) Mertz. Tom graduated from Pleasantville High School and was stationed with the U.S. Army in Europe. After serving his country, Tom returned home to the Mertz family farm. On November 6, 1955, Tom married Evelyn Ety. In addition to helping his father with the family farm, Tom owned Tom Mertz Realty and Tom Mertz Insurance. Tom and Evelyn enjoyed playing golf with friends. Tom also enjoyed watching sports on TV, especially Ohio State games. Tom is survived by his wife of 65 years, Evelyn; Sister, Charlotte Cronin; Brother-in-law, Roger Ety; Nieces and Nephews: Doug (Robin) Cronin, Dr. Lori Cronin (Craig Reliford), Greg (Regina) Bresler, Kevin (Lisa) Ety, Amy Ety; great nieces and nephews. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Rose Mertz; Evelyn’s parents, Raymond and Marie Ety; Brother-in-law, Loren Cronin; Sister-in-law and Brother-in-law, Mary and Ronnie Bresler; Nephew, Scott Ety. Tom’s family will be eternally grateful for the loving caregivers who took care of Tom. Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 18, 2021 from 1-4 pm at the Halteman-Fett & Dyer Funeral Home. Private graveside service will be held on Monday, July 19 at Maple Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Sunday, July 18, 2021
September 25, 2021
Our Dads were chums in their later years, especially with the antique autos. Dad and Mom always spoke so kindly and so familiar of the Mertz’s and their times together.
Sorry for your loss. Your parents and mine shared the same enduring matrimonial longevity of 65 yrs. Remember the stories your Father shared for he is present in those I heard throughout the years.
The Lord Jesus Christ bless with His presence the Mertz family throughout these months.
Sharon Richards (Stevens)
July 20, 2021
My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Tom. He was a wonderful man that I am fortunate to have worked with over the years. He was a well respected agent with an easy
going personality that I always enjoyed visiting at the agency. May you rest in peace Tom.