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Paulus "Paul" Phillipus Albertus Merkes

April 3, 1959 ~ July 5, 2019 (age 60)

Paulus “Paul” Phillipus Albertus Merkes, 60 of Clarksburg passed away on Friday July 5, 2019.  He was born April 3, 1959 in Utrecht, Holland, son of the late Johannes and Albertha Mambu Merkes. Paul graduated from Santa Teresa High School in San Jose, CA. He was currently working as a Flagger for Deep Well Services and previously had worked as a tow truck driver in Los Gatos, CA for over thirty years.  He was an avid Minnesota Vikings fan and had hoped that after watching them lose four Super Bowls, that they just might win one. Maybe this is the Vikings year. Paul enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle. He spent a lot of time bowling in his younger years. Paul loved animals and had a special affection for Rat Terriers. He enjoyed spending time with his family and especially his sister, Jettie Marrs and his nephew, Chris Marrs.  Paul was raised by his sister, Jettie Marrs and his brother-in-law, Ed Marrs of Clarksburg who survives; special nephew, Chris Marrs; Clarksburg; several additional nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Theodures “Theo” Merkes and Gerardes “Jerry” Merkes.  A Celebration of Paul’s Life will be held at Davis Funeral Home on Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 4-6PM.  Online condolences can be made at Davis Funeral Home and Onsite Crematory is honored to assist the Merkes and Marrs family.   

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