Merrill S. Alderfer


March 29, 2013

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Merrill S. Alderfer, 83, of the Souderton Mennonite Homes, formerly of Perkasie, passed away on March 29, 2013 in Grand View Hospital, West Rockhill Twp. He and his beloved wife, E. Christine Alderfer, who died on February 10, 2013, would have celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary in April.
Born in Telford, he was the son of the late Harvey M. and Lillian (Smith) Alderfer.
A U. S. Navy veteran of the Korean conflict, he served from 1948 to 1952.
He was a partner in the family business of I. L. Alderfer Sons Chrysler-Plymouth dealership in Telford prior to selling the business in 1979. He then worked for Bergey’s in variety of capacities until his retirement in 1993.
Mr. Alderfer was a member of Zion Mennonite Church in Souderton. He enjoyed traveling, but his greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with his family.
He is survived by two sons: Mark Alderfer and his wife Vivian of Oreland, John Alderfer and his wife Nina of Souderton, and three grandchildren: Andrew Alderfer of Folcroft, Sarah Alderfer of Philadelphia, and Jennifer Krause of Fairfax, VA.
Funeral Services and Interment are private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the Sadler-Suess Funeral Home, Telford.

Perkasie
Bernard Suess Funeral Home
606 Arch Street
Perkasie, PA 18944
(215)257-2144
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Telford
Sadler Suess Funeral Home
33 North Main Street
Telford, PA 18969
(215)723-4636
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