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Matthew William Mersch, 19, of Phoenix, Arizona went to be with the Lord on July 18, 2011. Matthew was born in San Diego, CA and grew up in Phoenix, AZ. He enjoyed baseball, boyscouts, hunting and the outdoors including 4-wheeling, dirt bike riding, and skateboarding. Matthew is known for lighting up every room he walked into. Matthew is survived by his father, Maurice, his mother, Melissa, his sister, Christina (Chris) Meraz and his niece, Ava. He is predeceased by his grandmother, Suzanne and survived by his grandfather, Charles, his grandparents, Paul and Marilyn Whisenand and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. A celebration of Matthew’s life will be held Saturday, July 23, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at North Phoenix Baptist Church, 5757 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arizona Federal Credit Union/Matthew Mersch Memorial Account # 817821, Phoenix, AZ, 1-800-523-4603.