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Alanna M. Merk

February 6, 1984 — September 5, 2017

Alanna M. Merk, 33, of Toms River, New Jersey formerly of Fairfield, New Jersey passed away on Tuesday September 5, 2017 after a 7 year battle with autoimmune diseases. Beloved daughter of Dr. Alan & Doreen Merk. Loving sister of Alan Jr., Ashley, and Amanda Merk. Adored granddaughter of Isabel & the late Dr. Anthony Merk and Viola & the late James Davies. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family. Alanna cherished her furry heir Mickey and spares Molly, Bud, Lily & Jules. She was a graduate of West Essex Regional High School before attending University of Pennsylvania where she graduated on the Dean's List. Alanna volunteered her time often, she worked with Habitat for Humanity and entertained many seniors when she would visit nursing facilities to sing. She saved countless friends from drug addiction and she continued her philanthropic ways by donating her organs at her time of death. Funeral Monday 10AM from the Ippolito-Stellato Funeral Home, 7 Two Bridges Road, Fairfield. Funeral Mass 11AM St. Thomas More Church. Cremation Private. Friends will be received Sunday 2 - 4 & 6 - 8PM. Donations may be made to Penn Medicine Development, 3535 Market Street, Suite 750, Philadelphia PA 19104.

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