Spencerport, NY: April 22, 2019. Anthony Samuel Merlino reunited in heaven with his bride of 63 years, Patricia Merlino. A hero to his family, he served in WWII, Pattons 3rd Army, receiving 2 Bronze stars. After the war he went to Columbia University. He taught in the Rochester City School District for over 30 years which culminated into Athletic Dept head at John Marshall High School. He was an avid golfer sharing residence between Spencerport NY and Arizona.
His greatest joy and overwhelming love was for his children; Mark Merlino (Lynda), Kathleen Mulford (Bob), Linda Woodward (Eddie), Steven Merlino, and Predeceased daughter Susan Merlino. His grandchildren, Blake Woodward (Lauren), Brett Woodward (Amelia), Jason Woodward (Melissa), Alexis Woodward, Chelsey Merlino, Matthew Mulford (Kayla), Madison Guckian. Great Grandchildren, Avia Woodward, Brett Jr Woodward, Sequoia Woodward and Clementine Woodward.