78, passed away on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at Vestal Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He was predeceased by his parents Richard and Florence Geertgens; brothers Gerald, Tracey, Gordon and Phillip; sisters Phyllis, Iona and Jean. He is survived by his sons Larry Geertgens, Daniel Geertgens and Paul (Sheri-Anne) Geertgens; daughter Catherine (Scott) Aspling; grandchildren Steven, Eric, Nicholas, Benjamin, Sarah, Kimberly, Lily, Sarah, Hannah and Kevin; 13 great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. Merlin’s hobby and lifelong passion was being a farmer and spending time outside hunting. He loved tractors and taking the time to repair and restore many antique tractors. Merlin loved spending time with his family and friends and was always there to lend a hand in anyway needed. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5:00-8:00pm at the Barber Memorial Home, Inc., 428 Main St, Johnson City, NY 13790.
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