Merl W. McDeavitt, Jr.
Merl W. McDeavitt Jr., 70 of Ellwood City died the evening of Oct. 6, 2019, at his residence.
Born on Nov. 5, 1948, in New Castle, he was a son of Merl W. McDeavitt Sr. and Ethel M. (Mills) McDeavitt.
He married his beloved wife, Irasema McDeavitt, on May 17, 1997. She survives at home.
Mr. McDeavitt was in the roofing industry for 40 years. For 30 of those years, he was the former owner of Slippery Rock Roofing.
He was a Shenango High School graduate and enjoyed hunting and four-wheeling.
What gave Merl the most joy in life was spending time with his family, especially attending the ball games of his grandchildren.
He was a member of Fountain of Grace Church in Youngstown, Ohio.
Along with his wife, Irasema, Merl was survived by a daughter, Lyn (Michael) Pasquarello of New Castle; a son, Daniel McDeavitt of Ellwood City; a daughter-in-law, Mary McDeavitt of New Castle; two stepsons, Daniel (George Ann) and Antonio (Jessica) Monroy of Ellwood City; a sister, Marcia Pittman of Gloucester, Virginia; and seven grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents and a son, Ryan McDeavitt.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle.
A service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Joe Herr officiating.
Burial will be at West Liberty Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital, 600 Waterfront Drive, Suite 210, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at
Published on October 7, 2019


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Oct 08, 2019
Serene Retreat was purchased for the family of Merl W. McDeavitt, Jr..  Send flowers
Rich & Mary Cis
Oct 08, 2019
Irasema, Marcia & Family, you have our deepest sympathies, and know you are in our thoughts & prayers.
Joseph Phillips
Oct 08, 2019
Gracious Lavender Basket was purchased for the family of Merl W. McDeavitt, Jr. by Joseph Phillips.  Send flowers
Victoria ODonnell
Oct 08, 2019
I only met Merl once but I know he was loved so much by his sister Marcia, who I have know since 1973. I consider her one of my best friends. I know the pain of losing a brother. The grief is heavy but Marcia is strong. Hang in there and I will see you when you get home. My prayers go out to Merls family.
Rebekah Upperman - Gas Light Sales Inc.
Oct 08, 2019
So sorry to hear of Merl's passing! My thoughts and prayers are with his wife and family...may you find God's peace and presence with all of you during this very sad time!
Sean and Wendy Eichholtz
Oct 07, 2019
Irasema and family, our hearts are hurting for you. Merl was such a good husband, father and to us a wonderful friend. His passing is a huge loss to everyone who was lucky to have him in their lives. Know you and family are in our prayers. Sean and Wendy