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Mount Auburn Funeral Home & Cemetery

4101 South Oak Park Ave, Stickney, IL

OBITUARY

Orlando Arioch Mercado

March 29, 1938February 23, 2020

In Loving Memory

On February 23, 2020, God called upon the kind soul of Dr. O. A. Mercado. For 55 years, he practiced Podiatry and was a world-renowned foot and ankle surgeon, professor, lecturer, author, illustrator and educational video presenter. He is survived by his loving former wife, Carol. He was an outstanding father, mentor and hero to his four children; Dr. O. Kent (Kathleen), Dr. Cynthia (Matthew Ciessau), Marc (Lilly) and Matthew (Karen). He was a positive influence and loving grandfather to all of his seven grandchildren; Marc, Michelle, Daniel, Michael, Alexander, Margretta and Megan. He was the beloved uncle of Guy, Ricky, Keith and Karen. He was affectionately known as Harry by his many loyal friends. He is preceded by his parents Bernardo and Carmen Mercado. Visitation 10:00 a.m. with Mass at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 206 E. Front Street, Harvard, Illinois. Burial St. Joseph Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, March 7, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, March 7, 2020

Memories

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Coyle DeMoss

March 2, 2020

Dr. Harry Mercado was a guest lecturer of the Pioneer group in Oklahoma on several occasions.
It was always a joy to have him!
Not only were his lectures superb, but a delight to visit with.
He had a beaming personality and a gift and love for his work.
My condolences to his family. His colleges have lost a great asset.
Dr Coyle DeMoss

Claudette McDonald

February 29, 2020

I will forever remember Dr. Mercado Sr. He was undeniably the most charming and kind man who was always educating with the most charismatic style. Dr. Senior and his entire family embraced my husband and I for over 24 years. I am thankful for the opportunity to have worked for his practice as well as share wonderful moments with the staff and family. My deepest condolences to all the family. Rest In Peace Dr. Mercado Sr.

Brian Sharpe

February 29, 2020

Our deepest sympathies and condolences to the entire Mercado family. Every opportunity I had to speak with Dr. Mercado was a delightful learning experience. Our family will miss him as well.

Ronald Edwards

February 25, 2020

Our sincere sympathy is extended to the entire family of Dr. Mercado.
Ron and Janet Edwards

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FROM THE FAMILY