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Timothy I. Merkel

Timothy I. Merkel

Timothy I. Merkel, 55, of Greenwich Township, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in his home.

Born February 18, 1964 in Montgomery County, PA, Tim grew up in Cherry Hill and Philadelphia, and lived in various towns in New Jersey before moving to Greenwich Township, NJ in 2017. Tim graduated from Girard College in Philadelphia, PA and obtained his bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University Cook College in 1989. Tim owned a landscaping business, EcoScape, for several years and worked at various jobs. More recently, Tim managed Farmtop Vineyards as well as Red Oak Mangalitsa with his children. Tim was an amateur voice actor, enjoyed nature, substitute teaching, helping others, and was passionate about helping the environment. He was a member and Junior Warden of the Phillipsburg Masonic Lodge #52.

Son of the late Charles and Barbara (Murray) Merkel, Tim is survived by his son Sean Merkel, daughter Anna Merkel, and previous wife Sonja Kattner of Bloomsbury, NJ, as well as his brothers Charles Michael Merkel of Philadelphia, PA, and Thomas Merkel and his wife Kelly of South Daytona, FL, and his sister Kelly Merkel and her husband Jeffrey of France.

The family will receive relatives and friends for a visitation on Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 10-11 AM at the Phillipsburg Masonic Lodge #52, 400 Hillcrest Blvd, Phillipsburg, NJ. A Celebration of Tim’s life will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 11 AM at the Phillipsburg Masonic Lodge #52. Arrangements are under the care of the Johnson-Walton Funeral Home, 24 Church Road, Milford, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to any Masonic charity.


From: Margareth Dykzeul
Dear Sonja and family, May God bless and protect you during this time of grief at one who has passed too young. All my thoughts and prayers are with you.

From: Flora Turner
Tim will live on in our hearts forever. He was a truly extraordinary soul who brought so much love and caring to all of us. We will miss him but know that he is with us and continues to be an inspiration for us to share the love. God Bless Tim Merkel!!!!!

From: Kelly Merkel

From: Kelly Merkel
I will miss you so much my big brother. Please be at peace and know how much you are loved. The Sis.

From: Joe Flores
Sonja, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. It's never easy for kids to lose a parent, and then so young. May your grief resolve to warm memories.

From: Nancy German
I was so sorry to hear of Tim’s passing. He was a part of our voiceover community and his kindness touched many of our lives. Please know at this sad time, how many of us cared for him and our prayers are with his family.

From: Dolores Duccilli
With heartfelt sympathy. Love and prayers, Dolores, Tony & Family

From: Angel Burch
I was amazed at Tim’s knowledge of homesteading and solar panels....he probably thought I was a pest, but he didn’t show it and still called me a hick in VO chats lol. I was privileged to know him in both worlds and I will miss him. My prayers are with you as you try to find a way to journey without him. Just know, he made an impact, and he was loved by many.

From: OLENYEZ Patricia
I address my condolences to your family and friends.

From: sharon and jimmy zambrano
Dear Kelly Merkel, A brother is a special person. Our hearts go out to you and family. I always hope I will see my brother again one day. our love to you, Jeff and family, Sharon and Jaime Zambrano

From: Gary and Gloria
Dear Sonja, Sean, Anna, and Family, We didn't know Tim but want you to know we share your sorrow. Our church family is praying for you all. God Bless.

From: Julie and Charlie Curll
To Kelly, Jeff and the Merkel family. We are so saddened for your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

From: Sharon Mahn
My sincerest condolences, heart and prayers go out to Tim's family. Wonderful, fun and happy memories of a caring, thoughtful and kind man. With much love, Sharon

From: Luminita and Alex
We send our sympathy to Kelly and Jeff on the loss they have suffered in the passing of beloved brother Tim. Luminita and Alex

From: Nicolas Wroblewski
Kelly, it’s terrible to hear about your loss and I express my sincere sympathy to you and your family

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