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MUERLE, Dr. John Ludwig
MUERLE - Dr. John Ludwig Age 85, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday November 25, 2016. John and Vera (Truitt) Muerle raised their three children Linda (husband Burt, daughter Sydney, son Chancelor), Beth (husband John, son Ethan, daughter Colleen) and Kevin (wife Georgia, son Conor, daughter Lucy) in Elma, New York, then spent 20 years on Grand Island where Vera passed away in 1991. John spent his recent years in Amherst, MA which allowed him to be close to his daughters. John earned his doctorate in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and enjoyed technology in his career and his life. He was a brilliant engineer and inventor who authored multiple patents and technology papers. John loved music and was a talented tenor, singing in church choirs and barbershop quartets. He was a reserved man yet opened his heart to his church and his community through his interests and his skills. Those interests and skills were wide and varied, a few of which included riding a unicycle, a passion for science fiction, remodeling the bathroom of his church rectory as well as teaching and practicing reiki healing. A memorial service to celebrate John's life will be held Saturday December 3rd at 1:00 PM at Wesley United Methodist Church, 98 N Maple St, Hadley, MA 01035. There will be a reception at the church immediately following the ceremony. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Wesley United Methodist Church in John's memory.