ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created;
                                           In Loving Memory of Merrell W. McNair-66
                                       Beloved Son, Father, Brother, Uncle and Friend.

On Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 Merrell unexpectedly passed away at Peekskill hospital due to heart complications.

Born April 2, 1954 in Peekskill NY, where he grew up creating friendships and long lasting personal connections. He was the son of Dessie Weston and the late Wilson McNair.

Merrell is survived by his children, daughter Shannon McNair, his three sons, Shawn McNair, Christopher McNair and Korey McNair, his stepdaughters Shantel and Nicole Amodei as well as his 11 grandchildren.

Merrell was known for his love of many things from fishing, boating, jujitsu, basketball, painting and drawing and most importantly his love and collection of classic vinyl music.

If you had the pleasure of knowing Merrell, you know he had a caring heart and thoughtful presence was easy going and connected with people wherever he went.

We all cherish the time we were given with him and Merrell will be dearly missed but his memory will live on forever.

 
Posted by SHannon McNair on October 22, 2020
When i first got the news all i could think of was getting to you as fast as i could. I wanted to be with you, i wanted to hug you, i wanted to hold your hand, i didnt want you to be alone! I wanted to see you Dad but i never got the chance. Today will be the hardest day of my life, finally getting the chance to see you but not at all how i envisioned you to be. The tremendous void In my life and the scar that will be left behind will be one that could never heal. I dont know if you'll ever know how much you really mean to me but i want you to know that not a second goes by that i dont miss or think of you! Cherishing all the memories of us, thanking you for all that you taught me, all that you've instilled in me, for all your hard work, for never giving up even when things seemed impossible. You are the best father anyone could have asked for and you were one hell of a man!! You set the bar so high and are truly an example of what every man/father should be. Your love of music has touched so many people in so many different ways and i know your so proud to know that. DJ Mel-Song for the heavens now, they are so lucky to have you. I love you Dad! I always have & I always will.
Your Shan
Posted by Mary DeChristopher on October 20, 2020
Sleep in Peace Merrell. My prayers are with you and your family. I remember you well from our childhood days at Uriah Hill and all through high school.  No doubt great music will be your gift to the heavens. God Bless.
Posted by Janice Volpe on October 20, 2020
I will never forget the memories we shared and the music that reminds me of you. Keep the records playing. Peace my friend. Jv , as you always called me.
Posted by Gloria Person-Bell on October 18, 2020
Gone too soon. Love and miss you Cuz. Rest in peace with the heavenly choirs. Music was your passion, make a joyful noice unto the Lord and his angels.
Posted by Lisa Jones on October 18, 2020
May you always play your music for the lord, continue to watch over your children with all the love you have to give. Sleep in piece

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Posted by SHannon McNair on October 22, 2020
When i first got the news all i could think of was getting to you as fast as i could. I wanted to be with you, i wanted to hug you, i wanted to hold your hand, i didnt want you to be alone! I wanted to see you Dad but i never got the chance. Today will be the hardest day of my life, finally getting the chance to see you but not at all how i envisioned you to be. The tremendous void In my life and the scar that will be left behind will be one that could never heal. I dont know if you'll ever know how much you really mean to me but i want you to know that not a second goes by that i dont miss or think of you! Cherishing all the memories of us, thanking you for all that you taught me, all that you've instilled in me, for all your hard work, for never giving up even when things seemed impossible. You are the best father anyone could have asked for and you were one hell of a man!! You set the bar so high and are truly an example of what every man/father should be. Your love of music has touched so many people in so many different ways and i know your so proud to know that. DJ Mel-Song for the heavens now, they are so lucky to have you. I love you Dad! I always have & I always will.
Your Shan
Posted by Mary DeChristopher on October 20, 2020
Sleep in Peace Merrell. My prayers are with you and your family. I remember you well from our childhood days at Uriah Hill and all through high school.  No doubt great music will be your gift to the heavens. God Bless.
Posted by Janice Volpe on October 20, 2020
I will never forget the memories we shared and the music that reminds me of you. Keep the records playing. Peace my friend. Jv , as you always called me.
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A Sweet and Loving Dad gone to soon!

Shared by Tikki Eggleston on October 18, 2020
My Fondest memories of you will always be those weekends I came to stay the night at your house with Shannon an how you an my dad would talk for ever like u hadn't seen each other in years..lol You were a gentle loving man alot like my dad. Shannon adored YOU an because I was able to know you I totally understand WHY. Sleep in LOVE an PEACE Mr. Merrel Gone but will NEVER be FORGOTTEN!