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Edward H. Mertz

March 12, 1937 August 20, 2020
Edward H. Mertz
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Obituary for Edward H. Mertz

Edward H. Mertz of Scottsdale died August 20, 2020. He was 83 years old. Ed was born March 12, 1937 in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan to Thelma (nee McCarthy) and Edward C. Mertz. He attended the University of Notre Dame where he received his chemical engineering degree and was active in ROTC.

Ed spent 38 years at General Motors where he had 31 assignments culminating as the Buick Motor Division General Manager and General Motors Vice President. During his career, he was always helping others.

Ed was a lifelong learner who mastered his hobbies. He put his heart and soul into anything he undertook, and spent his retirement perfecting his woodworking and photography skills. He was especially proud to exhibit his photography at the Mayo Clinic Scottsdale. Ed enjoyed skiing, travelling and spending time with his family which also included his dogs.

A devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Ed was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.

Ed is survived by his beloved wife of 31 years, Alice Mertz and children Darrin (Jacki) Mertz and Jodi Pucik. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Lexi, Katie, Danielle, Faith and Sterling.

A private service will be held Friday, August 28th at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Michael J Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 or by visiting their website at


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