Louis passed away on July 18 in Sun City, AZ. He was born in Syracuse, NY on March 14, 1923 to Elizabeth and Louis Mercier.
He graduated from Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse and served with honor in World War II in the US Army in the Pacific.
He married Dorothy Hennessy, who along with eldest daughter Cheryl (Don) Duguid, preceded him in death.
He leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Isabelle Crnkovich Mercier; children: Colleen Ehrhart (Bob), Jim Mercier (Chris), Tracy Stephens (EG), Brooke Mercier and Tammy Byers (Craig); 16 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
In Sun City he was usually found in the Rec Center, volunteering at Valley View Food Bank, joining his ‘Band of Brothers” for morning coffee, or working in his large garden. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church.
There will be a celebration of his life at ‘Bud’s Bar’ at a future date.