Devin E. Mertz
Devin E. Mertz, 24, of 535 Washington St., St. Marys, died on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.He was born June 19, 1988 in St. Marys, a son of Thomas A. Mertz of Kane and Kathryn Novosat Mertz of St. Marys, who survive.Devin was a lifelong resident of the area and had attended St. Marys Area schools. He enjoyed skateboarding, biking and spending time with his friends. Devin also gave the gift of life as an organ donor.In addition to his parents, Thomas A. Mertz and Kathryn Novosat Mertz and her fiance Jim Levenduski, he is survived by maternal Grandparents, Joseph and Florence Novosat of Weedville; paternal grandmother, Anna Mae Mertz of St. Marys; two aunts, Amy, Mrs. Gary Walker of St. Marys, and Gloria, Mrs. Ed Nussbaum of St. Marys; three uncles, Denny Mertz and his wife Lynn of St. Marys, David Mertz and his wife Kathy of St. Marys, and Gary Mertz and his wife Mary Lee of St. Marys; and by numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Walter Mertz; and a cousin, Jennifer Mertz. Funeral services for Devin E. Mertz will be held at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 North Michael St., St. Marys, on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Michael Ferrick, pastor of Queen of the World Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Force.Visitation will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, this evening from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Relay For Life of Elk County, 26 S. Second St., Clearfield, PA 16830. Online condolences may be placed at www.LynchGreen.com.