Mary Lee Mertz, 100

September 17, 2020

Mary Lee Mertz, 100, of Millersville, formerly of Peach Bottom, PA passed away peacefully in her sleep Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Oak Leaf Manor in Millersville. She was a member of Millersville Community United Methodist Church. A woman of faith, heaven gained another angel. She was born in Lihue Kauai, HI. She was the daughter of the late Chun Khun Lee and Hatsuno (Hamaoka) Lee. She was preceded in death by Malcolm Donald Mertz in 1990.

One of her greatest accomplishments was she founded a restaurant in Guam in 1950. After several years in business, she fell in love, married Malcolm, and they purchased a farm in Peach Bottom, PA where she and Malcolm raised their five children. While farming, she worked at the Philadelphia Navy Shipyard as a librarian where she retired in 1989.

She enjoyed spending time with family and so many things too numerous to list. She loved life and gave the gift of her kind and generous heart to everyone.

She is survived by her five children, David Mertz, Mechanicsburg, PA, Diane Walburn, Harrisburg, PA, Bertha Hlubny (Dan) of Millersville, PA, Irene Mertz, Egg Harbor Township, NJ, and Janice Adams (Ernest) Millersville, PA., 5 grandchildren: Zachary, Kyle, Julie, Austin, Susan, and 9 great grandchildren.

The family is grateful for the care Mary received from the wonderful loving staff at Oakleaf Manor South.

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October 07, 2020

Mary was one of the first residents to move in when I started at Oak Leaf in high school. I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was so special. Always smiling. There are some residents you just hold so close to your heart and Mary was one of those for me. I wish you healing during this time. Mary was so proud of her family. I hope you find peace in knowing she will always be watching over you.
Amber K

September 24, 2020

So sorry to hear of your loss Janice.  May God comfort you during this difficult time!
Kim Geyer

September 23, 2020

Sorry for your loss but you can bet the gates are open waiting for her.
Myra Hann

September 23, 2020

So sorry to learn about Grammie’s passing, she was a wonderful person.
Jeff & Jane Druce

September 23, 2020

I’m so sorry to read about your Mother’s passing. I would always see your Mom when I would go to Oak Leaf to visit my parents. She was always playing cards with the other ladies or playing games on her phone. She would always have a great smile and say hello. 
Donna Bates

September 22, 2020

 I was so sorry to see your mothers passing. Thoughts and prayers to your family. Barbara Long. 

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