Jody Merrick, Sharpsville, PA

John Flynn Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.

November 4, 2021

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SHARPSVILLE, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Jody R. Merrick, 64, of Sharpsville, formerly of Hubbard, Ohio, passed away at 1:26 a.m. Thursday, November 4, 2021, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh after a brief illness.

He was born May 17, 1957, in Youngstown to the late Ruth (Roberts) and Frank Merrick and graduated in 1975 from Hubbard High School.


Jody worked for 30 years as a laborer at the General Motors Lordstown plant.

He enjoyed gardening and hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed music and was very artistic.

On May 13, 1995, Jody married Beth Lynn (McDowell) Merrick, who survives at home.

Also surviving are daughter, Shannon Kowacich (David) of Sharpsville; son, Joshua Merrick of Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania brothers Richard Merrick (Ilene) of Hubbard, Ohio and Butch Merrick (Terri) of Mercer and grandchildren, Austin Spears, Ashley Spears, Kalem Kowacich and Elizabeth Kowacich.

Jody’s parents and a sister, Debra Cottrill, preceded him in death.

Calling hours will be on Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. at the John Flynn Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 2630 East State Street, Hermitage, Pennsylvania 16148. A funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

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