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In Loving Memory of

Melvin S. Merzon

June 12th, 2024


Melvin Merzon, 91, beloved husband of the late Jean Simmons Merzon for 41 years;
devoted son of the late M. Manuel and Bertha; cherished father of Jeremy (Denise), Jocelyn, and Jonathan Merzon (Wayne Galbraith) and loving children Karyn and Rick (Jody) Simmons;
adored grandfather of Dana Simmons (Ben Marcus), Marissa Simmons (Ryan Lichtig), and Erik and Evan Merzon.
Mel and his beloved wife Jean shared their love of travel and adventure together throughout their marriage. Melvin was loved by all who knew him.

Memorial Events

Shalom Chapel Service

Date & Time Sunday 06/16/2024 at 02:30 PM

Address Shalom Memorial Funeral Home
1700 West Rand Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004


Address Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights


Simmons Residence
1151 Gail Drive
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089

Sunday following the service until 9 PM
Monday and Tuesday, 6 PM - 9 PM

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