Samuel Merchant

Obituary of Samuel Merchant

Samuel "Sammy" J. Merchant, 67, of Rome, passed away unexpectedly on, Sunday, June 7, 2020, at home. He was born in Rome, NY, on October 31, 1952, son of Samuel and Theresa Le Castro Merchant. Sammy was a graduate of Rome Free Academy Class of 1972. He was a former employee of the New York State Thruway as a Toll Collector and a former employee of Oneida Limited. Sammy was a member of St. John the Baptist Church. Surviving are his mother, Theresa, two brothers and sisters-in-law; James and Lucille Merchant, David and Cindy Merchant, two sisters; Julie Palma and Theresa Merchant Adsit, and a brother-in-law, James Staple, all of Rome, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Samuel Merchant, a sister, Patricia Staple and a brother-in-law, Leo Palma. Private Graveside Services will be held at St. John the Baptist Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are by the Nicholas J. Bush Funeral Home, Inc., 7751 Merrick Rd. To offer online condolences, please visit
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Final Resting Place

St. John the Baptist Cemetery
Lower E. Dominick St.
Rome, New York, United States
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