Freda Merrison, age 91, of Butler, formerly of Forward Twp., passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018 while under the care of St. John Specialty Care Center in Mars.
Born December 25, 1926 in London, England, she was the daughter of the late Emmanuel “Joseph” Izan and Nancy Cohen Izan.
Freda was a member of the British Bride’s Club. She loved to travel, especially to England and Australia. She enjoyed camping and knitting. An avid Pittsburgh sports fan, she cheered on the Steelers and the Pirates. Above all, Freda cherished the time she spent with her beloved family. She will be dearly missed and fondly remembered.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory her children, Daryl (Sally) Merrison of Butler, Kathy (Web) Kennedy of Harmony, James (Debbie) Merrison of Evans City, and Debra (Arthur) Geiger of Butler; her grandchildren, Stacy Merrison, Chris Merrison, Nicole Merrison, Samantha Merrison, Sarah McEntire and Sydney Merrison; 19 great-grandchildren; her sisters-in-law, Sheila Izan of England and Amy Colbert of Australia; and her brother-in-law, Jim Ackerley of England.
In addition to her parents, Freda was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Thomas Merrison, who passed away on August 9, 2013; and two brothers and two sisters.
Friends will be received Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 1-3 PM and 6-8 PM at the Boylan Funeral Home, Inc., 116 E. Main Street, Evans City, PA 16033.
Additional visitation will be held from 10 AM until the time of the funeral ceremony at 11 AM on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the funeral home.
She will be laid to rest at Evans City Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.boylanfuneralservices.com.