David Michael (Merritt) Niemeyer

ASHVILLE – David Michael (Merritt) Niemeyer, 22, of Ashville, N.Y., died Monday (March 17, 2014), unexpectedly at his home.

He was born Dec. 12, 1991 in Erie, Pa., the son of Tammy Sipes Maynard and Rodger E. Niemeyer Jr. and the late Donald Merritt Sr. and his stepfather, Patrick Maynard.

David was laid off due to a broken foot from Corry Foamex in Corry, Pa.

Dave enjoyed everything, 4-wheelers, football, martial arts boxing, going on cruises, and NASCAR racing. He loved being around his family especially his nephew, Gavin, which he spent a lot of time with him when he could.

Besides his parents, Dave is survived by five sisters: Amanda (Shawn) Gates of Wattsburg, Pa., Kristina (John) Porter of Yuma, Ariz., Kimberly Merritt of Millvillage, Pa., Erin Spacht of Ashville, N.Y., and Lisa Niemeyer of Wattsburg; three brothers: Donald Merritt Jr. at home, Eric Maynard of Ashville, and Rodger (Jill) Niemeyer III of Wattsburg. David is also survived by his maternal and paternal grandparents, Wayne and Connie Sipes Sr. of Union City, Pa., Rodger and Charlotte Niemeyer Sr. of Wattsburg.

David was preceded in death by his father, Donald Merritt Sr.; two aunts: Sherry and Kim Sipes; and one uncle, Wayne “Buddy” Sipes Jr.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, in the Freay Funeral Home, Mayville. The Rev. Mark Teets of the Mayville Community Bible Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Magnolia Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7- 9 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to any kind of conservation organization, BOCES for handicapped children, an organization for our American troops or a charity of your choice.

You may light a candle in remembrance of David at www.freayfuneralhome. com.