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Merton W. Hance, Sr.

Merton W. Hance, Sr., age 75, of Canton, NY, passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. There will be no funeral services or calling hours. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg.

Merton is survived by two sons, Merton W. Hance, Jr. (Joe) and his wife, Nora, of Ogdensburg, Alton Edward Hance and his wife, Kim, of Morristown; two daughters, Janet Ritchie of Ogdensburg and Bobbie Jo Jameson and her husband, Michael, of Ogdensburg, NY; two sisters, Barbara Planty, of Rome, NY, Roselda Leduc and her husband, Andre, Quebec, Canada; one brother, Berton Hance of Hopkinton, NY; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by a daughter, Rose, in infancy; six sisters, Emily Bercume, Agnes Savage, Maribelle L. Locke, Elsie Poirier, Judith Ann Chenail, and Pauline McMartin; two brothers, Silas Hance, killed in Korea during Korean War and James R. Hance.

Merton was born on July 15, 1942, in Pierrepont, NY, the son of Benjamin C. and Rose M. Davis Hance Merton. He attended local schools in Hermon-Dekalb area. A marriage to Carol Poore ended in divorce.

Merton enjoyed dancing, singing karaoke, the New York Yankees, watching WWE, riding motorcycles in his younger days, and fishing.

23 Comments

  • Bobbie jo Posted July 11, 2018 2:29 PM

    Dad I sure am going to miss talking to you on the phone. Most of all dad I am going to be so lost with out you. But I will carry our love for ever and always. Fly high dad. I love you.

    • Sue Lytle Posted July 16, 2018 8:19 PM

      So sorry to hear of your dad’s death Bobbi Jo. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He will be missed.

  • Vickie Poore Posted July 11, 2018 2:35 PM

    Mert you will be missed by alot of people. You are now with Bobby and Alton (Pops) Poore.

  • Regina Shoen Posted July 11, 2018 2:59 PM

    So many wonderful memories of this guy ♡♡ so sorry for the loss fir the entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ♡

  • Angela Posted July 11, 2018 3:02 PM

    R.I.P UNCLE MERT!!!!!

  • Amy Hurteau Nicorvo Posted July 11, 2018 4:43 PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

  • Randy hance Posted July 11, 2018 7:32 PM

    So very sorry for your loss thinking of you all during this sad time I’m sure my dad welcomed his brother with open atms

  • Melissa Posted July 11, 2018 8:56 PM

    Sam Hess and family. Sorry for your loss. My he rest in peace <3

  • Jackie Powers Posted July 11, 2018 9:46 PM

    My heart is with you all at this time. I understand Bobbie Jo how you feel when my mother passed away. My hugs and kisses are with you. RIP Pop. The angels are singing because you are with your maker. He needed you more than we did. So God Bless and i know you will be watching over Bobbie Jo forever. You will give her a sign for sure when times get rough. God Bless you all.

  • Bonita Posted July 11, 2018 10:00 PM

    Uncle mert u died on moms birthday I know she is loving that….we love u very much ..fly high and fly free…r I p…u will be truly missed

  • Donna Secord Posted July 11, 2018 10:33 PM

    My sincere condolences to Bert(my brother-in-law) and all of the Hance family.

  • Vickie (Masters) Bartholomew Posted July 12, 2018 7:58 AM

    Sympathy from the Masters family. Mert and Bert were always around when I was living on the farm. It was always Mert & Bert. It was like one name. So sorry Mert has passed away so young. But he is in a place where all his pain is gone and he is healthy again. God loves us all and offers his home to us when we ask for his forgiveness. Believe in Jesus. It will help all who mourn to know God is there with you offering comfort. God bless you all.

  • Tim Durand Posted July 12, 2018 10:11 AM

    Joe sorry to hear of your dad’s passing thoughts and prayers to you and family

  • Robert and Ann (Wainwright) Erwin Posted July 12, 2018 3:47 PM

    We are sorry to hear about the passing of Mert. He was a very nice guy, always very nice to see him. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the entire family. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  • Dawna Larue Posted July 12, 2018 5:20 PM

    Joe and Nora and families I’m so sorry for the loss of your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Hold your memories in your heart. I know what you are going though it’s been 7 years and I still miss my dad dearly.

  • Diane dobbs Posted July 12, 2018 8:25 PM

    So sorry for your loss,thoughts and prayers to the family

  • Betty Corey Hudson and Nancy Vanornum Posted July 12, 2018 10:07 PM

    We are so sorry for your lost you are in our thoughts and prayers during these difficult time. Mert will be missed by all and he was a great friend to my family. Rest In Peace.

  • Charmaine Shaver Posted July 12, 2018 10:32 PM

    Sorry to hear of the passing of Mert. My condolences to his family. You couldn’t ask for a nicer man. I will cherish all the fun times and laughs we shared when I took care of him .. 💕

  • Jadein Posted July 13, 2018 10:15 AM

    When I was title me and grandpa use to eat apples with salt on them for a snack , I remember being with him in the trailer park and I would always go to the park because it was right next to his house , I remember me and grandpa got a pet kitten in the trailer park and it hoped the fence and ran away into the neighbors yard, I remember grandpa moving into the towers and he would baby sit me when my mom had to work , one time me and grandpa ended up falling on the way in because I was riding on his walker and he was pushing me , I also remember grandpa getting patches , we eventually had to get rid of him because he was too much for him , I remember patches running all the way to the river and jumped in , and we had to ask a stranger to get him.

  • Jadein Posted July 13, 2018 10:18 AM

    I meant little and not tittle

  • Katie AMO Posted July 14, 2018 7:45 AM

    Joe,Nora and family,
    So sorry for the loss of your dad. Thinking of all of you.

  • Tati McAlister Posted July 15, 2018 10:38 AM

    Joe, Nora and family, our sincere condolences on the loss of your father. May God bless you all with His perfect peace in knowing death has been overcome by our Lord and Savior Jesus and though the body may fail, our spirits with be lifted into Eternity. We will be given a new body, one that does not fail and pain can no longer hold us prisoner. Hold onto your best memories in your hearts!

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