James Mertz, 88, a resident of Fort Myers, FL for the past 15 years, formerly of the Chicago area and Long Beach, IN, passed away Monday, November 23, 2020 in Fort Myers. He was born November 28, 1931 in Cleveland, OH to George and Helen Mertz, now deceased.
James was of Presbyterian faith and was a member of New Hope Presbyterian Church in Fort Myers. He also served in the United States Marines.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Dorie Mertz of Fort Myers; two loving daughters, Susan Crawford (William) of Fort Myers, and Nancy Boughey of Hillsborough, NC; one grandson, John Holwell (Jennifer) of Chapel Hill, NC; as well as one great granddaughter, Reese James Holwell.
A Celebration of Life will be held 11:00 am Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at New Hope Presbyterian Church, 10051 Plantation Road, Fort Myers, FL 33966.
Memorial Contributions in memory of James Mertz are suggested to one of the following: Gulf Coast Humane Society, C/O Tammy, 2010 Arcadia Street, Fort Myers, FL 33916 or Hope Hospice Development Department, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908 or New Hope Presbyterian Church, 10051 Plantation Road, Fort Myers, FL 33966.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.