Paul was born in Oswego, the son of the late Maurice and Dorothy (White) Merritt. He was a life resident of the area.
He was a former member of the VFW Post #2320 in Oswego.
He is survived by a son, Brian (Lisa Cashel) Merritt of Fulton; a daughter, Alecia Merritt of Sedona, Arizona; a brother, David (Killeen) Merritt of Fairport; two sisters, Lou-Ann Ahart of Oswego, and Sue (Gary Babcock) Merritt of Oswego; two grandchildren, Kyra Merritt and Kyler Cashel; the mother of his children, Joann Merritt of Fulton; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three sisters, Becky Thompson, Debbie Loftus, and Brenda Merritt.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00am Friday, March 29th, at St. Peter’s Cemetery.
Following the cemetery services, a celebration of his life will be held at the home of his sister, Sue Merritt, 89 East 8th Street in Oswego.
Arrangements are in care of the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home, Oswego.