Mearl  McDannell
Mearl C. McDannell, 77, Orrtanna, PA died suddenly on Saturday, February 15, 2020. Born in Windber, PA the son of the late Mearl C. and Hattie Elva McClucas McDannell. Mearl is survived by his wife of 27 years, Debra Nieradko McDannell. Mearl was a 1961 graduate of Windber High School. For over 50 years he was a Pressman for various companies. Active in the Antique Automobile Club of America, restoring over 100 cars. In addition to his wife he is survived by four children; Kathy Santoro and husband Rafffaele, Mark McDannell and wife Lorna, Mathew McDannell and wife Amanda, Michelle McDannell, two step-children, Andrew Nieradko and wife Kim, Wanda Bunker and husband LeRoy, 21 grandchildren; Lathan, Allie, Chloe, Libby, George, Emma, Jack, Levi, Lincoln, Elijah, Madison, Leah, Leo, Zayden, Jamyah, Lily, Brea, Brynn, Luke, Zackary, Liam, a grand-daughter-in-love, Ariel, and a brother, Ronnie McDannell. His first wife, Alice C. McDannell died in 1998, also a son Douglas M. McDannell. Memorial service on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Mountain Top Ministries. Will receive friends on Saturday from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM. Memorials to the Nativity Fund at Mountain Top Ministries, 200 Church Road, Orrtanna, PA 17353. Online obituary and condolences available at
Published on February 18, 2020


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Tom and Bev Pomroy
Feb 21, 2020
So sorry to hear of Merleā€™s passing. Remembering the days at the store and working on the cars. Memory eternal.