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G. Merritt Otoupal – Metz Mortuary

    G. Merritt Otoupal
    G. Merritt Otoupal, 73, of York, died Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Fairview Manor in Fairmont.
    He was born on Feb. 23, 1944 to George F. and Grace (Mohler) Otoupal in York. On May 3, 1969 he was united in marriage to Joyce Tucker.

    Merritt was a 1962 graduate from York’s St. Joseph High School, where he won many athletic awards. He worked at the Sunflower Beef Packing Plant and Otoupal Insurance. Merritt was an active volunteer with the Elks Hoop Shoot for 15 years, and he enjoyed golfing and was a member at the York Country Club. Merritt will be remembered for his bright disposition and his friendly personality.

    He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Joyce of York; son, Scott (Tami) Otoupal of Carrollton, Ga.; daughter, Renee Otoupal of Reno, Nev.; and son Dan Otoupal of York. Merritt is also survived by his grandchildren, Branden Otoupal and Tyler Otoupal, both of Carrollton, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Sirah and Merritt; brother, Stewart (Kathy) Otoupal of Carlsbad, N.M.; sister-in-law, Jan Otoupal of York; nephews, Alan (Kerri) Otoupal of York, Miles Otoupal of Seattle, Wash.; and his aunt, Francis Meyer of York; along with several nieces, nephews, and friends.

    Merritt was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Gary.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 20, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, York with the Reverend Denton Morris officiating. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. A Rosary service will be held at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Metz Chapel in York. Visitation will be held from 1-8 p.m., Tuesday, July 18, and 9 a.m. until 8 p.m., on Wednesday, with the family greeting friends after the Rosary service.
    Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.

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