Dr. James Merlo

Date of Death: May 6, 2017
Kish Funeral Home
10000 Calumet Ave.
Munster, Indiana 46321
219-924-3333 | Map
Wednesday 5/10, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Our Lady of Knock Church
501 163rd Street
Calumet City, Illinois 60409
708-862-3011 | Map
Thursday 5/11, 10:00 am
Holy Cross Cemetery
801 Michigan City Road
Calumet City, Illinois 60409
708-863-5398 | Map
Thursday 5/11, 11:15 am

Dr. James Merlo, of Calumet City, Illinois, passed away suddenly on May 6, 2017, at the age of 87. Dr. Merlo was the beloved husband of the late Barbara (nee Kokajka); loving and devoted father of four daughters: Dr. Barbara (Dr. Anthony) Hirschenberger, Dr. Mary (Larry) Murison, Jamie (Michael) McCluskey, and Julie (Angelo) Vitiritti; cherishedContinue Reading

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ROGER MERRITT & FAMILY left a message on May 11, 2017:
My deepest sympathy and condolence to Dr. MERLO, he was a great friend, a father figure and a man with a great heart to help oeople, he was a blessing to me and my family. I will miss him and cheriish his memory forever. Our prayer are with the family. GOD BLESS!!!
Helen Vasilas Carnegis left a message on May 10, 2017:
May His Memory Be Eternal! We met Jim as a patron of my Father's restaurant back in the 50's. He was a good and kind man.
Joi Wilson left a message on May 10, 2017:
Dr. Merlo has been our families dentist for over 30 years. My Mother became his client back then and we all followed. What a Great person, and what a Great family practice he has! He will be missed....but his Legacy goes on!!
Joseph Stankovich, Sr. left a message on May 10, 2017:
Dr. Jim was one of the finest dentists in Chicagoland, he had a passion for his craft, and deeply cared about every patient.
M Shirley Asdell left a message on May 9, 2017:
Dear Barbara, Mary, Jamie, Julie and the entire Merlo Family.I was so very saddened to learn of your father's sudden passing. Jim was my "favorite" brother-in-law. However, the feeling of "favorite" was not mutual as he was always kidding me about my sister Anne being his "favorite" sister-in-law and that he liked " Anne BEST". Jim had a great sense of humor and loved joking around and laughing at his own comments. He was a joy to be around. I will always be grateful to Jim for his influence in my late husband's (Jan L. Silagi, DDS. MSD. aka Uncle Jan) decision to become a dentist. Barb, Jim and baby Barb would visit often when we were in El Paso, Texas, and Jim was in the Air Force stationed in Tucson, Arizona. My children, Steve (Silagi) and Holly (Silagi Clark) and I have the fondest memories of Uncle Jimmy and Aunt Barbara and the Merlo girl cousins visiting us in Galveston, Texas and El Paso, Texas and. all those frequent shopping trips to Mexico that Aunt Barbara made while visiting. We especially remember the motor home trip into Mexico and the trips to Ruidoso. New Mexico. Lot of memories and lots of laughs.Please know that you Dad will be greatly missed by our family. We loved your Mom and Dad and we love you and your families. May God Bless each of you and give you the strength to "BE STRONG" in this time of great sorrow.Love, Aunt Shirley and Ben (Asdell)Steven (Silagi) and FamilyHolly (Clark) and Family
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Joseph J. Stankovich, Sr. left a message on May 9, 2017:
All of us have lost one of the finest dental practitioners in Chicagoland. I remember his first office in the Calumet National Bank Building in downtown Hammond later moving to Munster and Chicago. His hands were soft and caring, his passion was to get every job done right. Dr. Jim and his family will always be in our prayers.
Victor Maggio left a message on May 9, 2017:
I will miss you my dear friend. I will cherish the memories of all the times we shared. My deepest condolences to the entire family. We've lost a jewel. God Bless All! Victor
Tom Sidote left a message on May 9, 2017:
I am very saddened to hear of the passing of Jim. A fine man, doctor and father. He will be greatly missed by many. My deepest sympathy to his immediate and extended family. RIP, Jim.
The Skaggs left a message on May 9, 2017:
So sorry to hear of Dr. Merlos passing. Sending our condolences.
Bill Rigg left a message on May 8, 2017:
I will miss you my friend. You and Gilly behave up there
Leniene and Henry Hudson III left a message on May 8, 2017:
I am so sorry to hear of your huge loss. We will continue to pray for the family and friends.
Lisa McCay Equi left a message on May 8, 2017:
So very sorry for the loss of a great man, and Dad. I can still fondly remember him introducing me to his love of golf and treated me as special as his beloved girls. I hope your memories will sustain you during this difficult time.
Harry Frank left a message on May 8, 2017:
Dear Tony, Barbara, and entire Merlo family,I'm so sorry to hear about Jim's passing. I always enjoyed speaking with him about dentistry and of course, golf. He was always very nice to me and was so supportive all the years I worked with him. May G-d bless your family. Harry Frank
Neal Richter DDS left a message on May 8, 2017:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
Nancy & Tim O'Neill & Family left a message on May 8, 2017:
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time!
Richard & Charlotte Amadio left a message on May 8, 2017:
May our prayers be with you and your family.
Kish Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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