Merle Piper

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August 17, 1935 - October 28, 2014

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Monday, November 3, 2014 from 12 noon-2 p.m.


Monday, November 3, 2014 2:30 p.m., Maplewood Cemetery, New Albany, OH


Merle D. Piper passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 28, 2014. He was born on August 17, 1935 in Harlem Township, Delaware County, OH. to the late Clarence & Thirza Piper. He was 1 of 9 children. Merle was a member of the Crossville, TN Seventh-Day Adventist Church. He was past president of the New Albany, OH Lions Club in 1974-75; previous member of the Masonic Temple; Master Plumber for 46 years and an avid hunter and loved by many family and friends. He never met a stranger. He is survived by loving and devoted wife, Bobbie (Roberta) V. Piper and beloved pet Zoe; children, Belenda Hatch Brown (Phil Pontikos), Gene Hatch (Mandi), Pamela Hatch Wilbur (Dave) and Robert Hatch (Kandi); seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; brothers, Gene (Rachel) Piper and Carl Piper. Preceded in death by his daughter,Tonya and son, Terry D. Piper; siblings, Lee Piper, Raymond Piper, Richard Piper, Marie Rhodeback, Mary Jane Thompson and Marjorie Pestel, mother-in-law, Lucille Dill. Calling hours at MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, OH on Monday, November 3, 2014 between 12:00-2:00 p.m. with a graveside service following at Maplewood Cemetery, New Albany, OH at 2:30 p.m., Elder Denny Leckron, officiating.


Vicki Tieche - Nov 8, 2014

We are so sorry for your loss. I had planned to come to the calling hours but couldn’t. All of the Pipers are/were such wonderful people. Vicki (Dell) Tieche and Don Tieche

Billie Spencer - Nov 3, 2014

My sincere sympathies to the Piper family. My husband, George, worked with Piper family members at United McGill Corporation. Merle and George were good friends for many years… way back to the Woods Plumbers’ basketball team days.

Gary & Kathie Harding - Nov 2, 2014

My husband came across an old phone book that he used when he and I both worked for a construction company in Mt. Vernon. We came across the name Merle Piper and reminisced about Merle and remembered what a wonderful guy he was and how much we loved working with him. I decided to try and track him down today and was very sad to find that he had just passed away. Gary and I send our condolences and wish we had located him sooner. He was a wonderful man. Our prayers are with you all.

SCH - Oct 30, 2014

I am truly sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. May you find comfort in Gods promise to soon “swallow up death forever” and to “wipe away the tears from all our faces” (Isaiah 25:8)

Sunday Schlaegel - Oct 30, 2014

I am so sorry for your Loss

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