EAST PALESTINE - Merle Schreffler Jr., 74, of State Route 170, died at 8 a.m. Sunday at Hospice House in Poland, where he had been a patient.
Born March 17, 1939, he was the son of the late Merle and April M. Weyand Schreffler Sr.
Prior to his retirement, he had been employed as an electrician with M & W and NRM, as well as in the security department with Magneco-Metrel.
Survivors include three sons, Merle Schreffler III of Lisbon and Mike and Mark Schreffler, both of East Palestine; three daughters, Melinda Theodore of South Carolina, Melanie Veon of East Palestine and Marcy Adams of Columbiana; four stepchildren, Rich, David, Diane and Gene; two brothers Kenneth of Lisbon and Dick of Salem; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A son, Tommy Ray, is deceased.
A service will not be observed.
Arrangements were handled by the Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home (www.oliver-linsley.com).