Bootz Dee Mercer, 88, of Frostburg, passed away peacefully at home of a heart attack Monday, Feb. 14. He was surrounded by his loving family.
He is survived by his wife, Rosemary, of 59 years; four children, Bootz Jr., Ernst, Stephen, and Elizabeth; and grandchild, Shane Paul.
Dad served in the U.S. Navy from 1950 to 1953. He graduated from University of Illinois and went on to law school at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
He was employed by The Social Security Administration and later the State of Maryland as an administrative law judge. He retired as a lawyer for Legal Aid at age 79.
He was a fan of the Baltimore Orioles and Maryland basketball for over 50 years.
Funeral services will be held at Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, on Friday at 11 a.m. All are welcome.
A great man and a gentle soul, he will be missed terribly.
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