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Cathy GRISHAM
Oct 17, 2017
Dear Mervis family, I didn't really know you guys but everyone in my family always spoke glowingly of the Mervis family and Lou of course. My Mom, Dona Rae and my Dad Lin were always Danville boosters and proud to live live in a town where a man like Louie Mervis could thrive and elevate the level of all those who call Danville home. They both were also proud to call him "friend." My sisters babysat for Mervis kids, (maybe my Mom taught them?) but Lou was such a cornerstone for the town. Such big shoes to fill! prayers and love from the Grisham family.
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Eric Carlton
Oct 15, 2017
Lou was a GREAT man - all around! That sums it all up!
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Edie Hesser
Oct 13, 2017
Prayers and love to the Mervis family during this difficult time. May your wonderful memories ease the pain of this loss. Mervis and Danville have always been synonymous to me. RIP Lou Mervis.
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Larry and Linda Barfell
Oct 13, 2017
It was suppose to be we are so sorry for your loss not lost!!! God is with you all!!🙏
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Jim & Carolyn Williams
Oct 12, 2017
It is with the fondest of memories that we enjoyed the friendship and lots of tennis with Lou & Sybil until we moved from Danville in 1976. Lou was generous and down to earth. We are sad about his illness and passing.
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Nade Peters
Oct 12, 2017
In the summer of 1943, I was a Danville Recreation Department camp counselor at Roselawn School. I rode Lou on the handle-bars of my bike out to Garfield Park for a city-wide event called the Gypsy Roundup, We went through the Fairchild Avenue tunnel, where we were almost hit by a passing car. I have often thought, had an actual accident occurred, what it might have meant, to the Mervis family and to the future of the city of Danville. I remember Lou as a neat kid 75 years ago on the playground at Roselawn, and have admired his multitude of accomplishments as an adult. (By the way, he jumped off the handle-bars without a scratch!)
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Michele Tyson
Oct 11, 2017
I enjoyed meeting Lou through my association with Wabash National. A nice man of the highest integrity who will be greatly missed. Prayers to your family
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Jeff Cosgrove
Oct 11, 2017
Prayers to the Mervis family. Prayers of thanks to God for Lou and the time he was here. Mr. Mervis loved his family and his community. I had been gone from Danville for years when was on an inbound flight to Chicago some years ago. The gentlemen across the aisle looked familiar. We started talking and he was talking about Danville. I instantly said, "You must be Lou Mervis!" He smiled and we talked about Danville and the scrap business for the rest of the flight. There are a million stories like this one and that is why he will be so missed.
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Cindy Moore
Oct 11, 2017
I am saddened to hear of Lou's passing but trust there is comfort in knowing the suffering has ended! I have worked with Lou's sister, Jackie, for over 34 years and have always known that Lou was a very, very special human being!! God Bless you all! Hold tight to the many wonderful memories that you've shared....they can be like "salve to a hurting heart"!
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Larry and Linda Barfell
Oct 11, 2017
Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this time, so sorry for your lost, he was a great guy!!
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Pat Whitaker
Oct 10, 2017
I was caretaker for Paul Shebby. Lou never let Paul down was always there for him and myself. Lou was a wonderful man and will be missed.
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Torrey Thompson
Oct 10, 2017
He was great man who always had room in his heart to help others. I am glad that I had the pleasure of meeting him and being treated like family. I pray that his family is comforted during this hard time and that they will continue his legacy and share in his loving nature.
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Bob and Kim Klausner
Oct 10, 2017
So sorry to learn of Lou passing. He was an amazing guy whose love, kindness and generosity were never ending. Our family was lucky enough to be adopted by the Mervis family while we lived in Danville. Love and condolences from Bob and Kim.
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Bob Bouchard and Margaret Uvick Bouchard
Oct 10, 2017
Dear Mervis Family, please accept our sincerest condolences for your loss. I first met Lou at the Danville Tennis Club through my Father-in-Law, Bill Uvick. I played many doubles matches with Bill against Lou and a various assembly of partners. I never met two men, Bill and Lou who loved teaching "the kids" a lesson more than those two men! I sometimes felt that Lou and Bill were the team against me and whomever Lou was partnered with. Bill had many acquaintances but had very few people that he considered friends and I can tell you that he considered Lou his friend. I quickly understood why. I would often tease Lou about having a rough life because he looked older than I did. I pointed out ...to him that for a person that was one day older than I was, he was not aging well. The joke was that I was born August 27, 1944. I would like to add that I have never met a man who had more compassion for those around him than Lou did, nor have I ever met a man of greater integrity. May God ease the pain of your loss! We know what you are feeling. Sincerely Bob & Margaret.Read more
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Bob bennett
Oct 10, 2017
Lou was a Mench. Although short in stature, his ,PErsonality, his Heart, his Compassion for others were Huge. The obit left out so many other acts of kindness he did for others, along with Sybil. My deepest Sympathy at his passing. Bob Bennett ,
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Ann Kesler Covode
Oct 10, 2017
The Mervis family has been such a wonderful role model in Danville. I was so impressed by your thoughtfulness when my friend Rose Stein passed away. Your jumped right in to be so helpful. Thank you so much for contributing to Danville in so many ways. We can all learn from your leadership. Lou will be sorely missed.
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Jacky Falchook-Young
Oct 10, 2017
Uncle Lou was the most amazing man I know. He gave so much to so many, never boasting or wanting recognition for all that he did during his lifetime. The love that he showed for everyone in his family was unwavering. Uncle Lou was always there to lend his support, give his very valuable words of advice, and always show his love. He would greet you with the biggest heartfelt hug, and you just knew how much he cared. He took a sincere interest in your life. Even during his own battle with ALS, Uncle Lou asked about my life and my family. During his illness he still made sure to get to know about each and every one of his caregivers and treated them all with kindness. He was the most selfless i...ndividual. I am so blessed to have been a part of his life and glad that the last words I shared with him only a couple of weeks ago were that I loved him. Uncle Lou you will be greatly missed.Read more
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Greg Tissier
Oct 10, 2017
Prayers and condolences to the Mervis family. May he rest in eternal peace.
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Joy Held
Oct 09, 2017
Lou was warm and welcoming and wonderful to be with. He made you feel special in his company. His love of family was so evident in the way he showed interest in whatever family members were doing. He loved Jewish music and I was glad to be able to play Jewish tunes for him on the piano. He was an amazing man and I feel honored to have had his friendship.
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Sanford A. Cohen
Oct 09, 2017
My condolences to the entire Mervis family. Louis was a true leader & respected by so many. He will really be missed. I came to attend a funeral in Danville a few years back & Louis said that I led a very interesting life growing up in Danville. Those words I will never forget. Such an impact he had on us all.
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The Gilbert family
Oct 09, 2017
Our most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends. The city of Danville will most definitely miss Mr. Mervis.
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Neil and Joni Hawryliw
Oct 09, 2017
Sending our thoughts and prayers to Josh and family in the loss of your father. What an amazing man Lou was in every aspect of his life~
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Leslie Stern Addadi
Oct 09, 2017
I am so sorry for you loss. When I think of Cousin Lou, I remember him sitting in his favorite chair reading the newspaper. So many fun times at the Mervis home with the boys.
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William E Mervis
Oct 09, 2017
There is a word in the Yiddish language that best describes Lou Mervis. It is mensch. He embodied being a mensch his entire life. RIP Lou.
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Tom Adrahtas
Oct 09, 2017
The number of lives Lou touched can never be accurately measured. He was someone who lived his life with clear priorities...and he himself was always last on that list. There are very few people we meet who are truly worthy of unmitigated admiration. Lou was one of those.

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