In Memory

Merle Stephey

Merle Stephey


Merle Edward Stephey Jr., Ph.D., 77, of Roanoke, VA died peacefully April 30, 2024.

He was born in Lexington, KY on August 25, 1946, but spent most of his growing up years in Evanston, IL. before traveling internationally and nationally for education and work.  He lived in West Palm Beach, FL for years, but he recently moved to Roanoke, VA and died three (3) weeks later.



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06/15/24 01:46 PM #1    

Gale Glassner (Twersky)

I remember Merle as a great guy. He was kiind, smart and always willing to help. I send my condolences to his family and friends and all our classmates who knew him well. Yes, he will always be missed. Sending love for his spiritual journey., Gale

07/01/24 06:41 PM #2    

Susan Holsten (Blumer)

I too, remember Merle. He was such a fun loving all- around great guy! We rode the bus together in the morning and he was always sprinting to the bus stop on Grant Street. Remembering his laugh and love for life! Many kind and caring thoughts to his family. We both ended up being teachers and I am sure he made quite a difference and was a great influence on many of his students over the years. He always made me smile. I remember him at an 8th grade party and we were sitting on the floor/ all the guests an he missed a coconut toss and he suffered a sizeable goose- egg on his head! What a memory! RIP Merle- you will be missed!

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