First Posted: 2/3/2008
Lyle W. Merithew, 81, of Dallas, passed away Friday, February 1, 2008, in the Hospice Care of the VNA at Heritage House, Wilkes-Barre.
Born in West Wyoming, he was a son of the late Lyle L. Merithew and the late Grace Merithew Cook. He attended the West Wyoming area schools and furthered his education during his military service. He served his country in the U.S. Navy as a seaman first class in the Pacific and American Theaters during World War II.
He was employed by the former Owens-Illinois, Pittston Township, for many years as a chrome plater.
He was a longtime member of, and past master of, Wyoming Lodge 468, Wyoming, Caldwell Consistory, Bloomsburg, and the Irem Temple AANOMS, Dallas. He was also a member of the Shavertown United Methodist Church, Shavertown.
He is survived by his wife, LaBerta (Shultz) Merithew, Dallas; sons Robert Merithew and wife Nancy, Shavertown, David Merithew, Carverton, Richard Merithew, Larksville, and Donald Merithew, St. Petersburg, Fla.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister Dorothy Gay, Stroudsburg; stepmother, Lillian Merithew, Wyoming; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home, 140 North Main St., Shavertown. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Pikes Creek.
Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home, 140 North Main St., Shavertown. A Masonic service will be conducted by members of Wyoming Lodge 468 at 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Wyoming Lodge 468, 821 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, PA 18640.