Obituary for Andris Mergins

Andris “Andy” Mergins , 90, died Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Pinehurst Nursing and Rehab Center in Pinehurst.

He was born 3/11/31 in Riga, Latvia to Anna and Janis Mergins.

He arrived in US at the age of 17, became a US citizen and joined the US Army.  He later graduated from Rider University. He married Joan Durling and celebrated 63 years of marriage.  He and Joan lived for many years in New Jersey.

Mr. Mergins worked and retired from Ford Motor Credit company as District Manager in Michigan and Puerto Rico. Later, he joined Farmers Life Insurance company as Account Manager. He retired to North Carolina in 1998 where he enjoyed golf and trips to the beach.

Andy was a strong quiet man who dearly loved his family.

He is survived by his wife Joan, daughter Sandra Mergins O’Donnell and husband Jim of Pinehurst, son Craig Mergins and wife Catherine of Hartford, CT, grandchildren Andrew, Kayleigh, Nicholas and Maya.

He was preceded in death by his brother Girts.

Andy was a strong quiet man who dearly loved his family.

Private burial arrangements will be held at a later date in Ewing, NJ. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.  

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Service arrangements have been entrusted to Boles Funeral Home.

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