On Wednesday night, April 14, 2021, Robert Wayne Mertz, beloved father, brother, passed away at the age of 71. He is proceeded by his father, Robert Luke Mertz I, and his mother, Irene Mertz (née Shatas). He is survived by his brother, Jeffery George Mertz, and his son, Robert Luke Mertz II.
Robert Wayne Mertz was a proud man. Proud of his heritage, proud of himself, and proud of what he created. His passion matched his pride, and when he got a hold of something, nothing could break his focus. He was vibrant and full of life, and he put all that life into whatever he did. People described him as a force of nature.
Robert, known as Bob to his peers, was born on April 30, 1949 in Port Chester, NY, where he grew up and attended high school at Port Chester High School. He married Rae Ann Mertz and fathered one son, started a successful business, and moved to Los Angeles, California in 1986, where he lived until 2007 and finally settled in Austin, TX.
Bob had a lot of passions. He was passionate about business. He was passionate about music. And he was passionate about providing a home for his family. There wasn't a moment that went by that he wasn't harnessing his entrepreneurial spirit and brainstorming new ideas. He was successful in all aspects of business, including entertainment fulfillment, locomotive sales, and numismatics (coins), which was a hobby he got to enjoy up until his death.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10AM on Saturday, May 15th, 2021 at Parish of Saint John Bosco (Corpus Christi) 136 South Regent Street, Port Chester, NY 10573, at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in the Mertz plot at Greenwood Union Cemetery at 215 North Street, Rye, NY 10580.
Bob will be sorely missed by his surviving family.
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