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14. More impressive info from her full obituary. What a gal!
Edited on Wed Sep-07-11 07:32 PM by Divernan
Merle's strong belief in her community led her to serve as an Air Raid Warden in Port Vue during World War II, during which she treated the injured and helped with security after the major tornado in Port Vue and Dravosburg on June 23, 1944. Around the time of the war, Merle and her sister Myrtle founded the first Girl Scout troops in Liberty Boro. She later continued her scouting leadership in the Harrison City area. A 4-H leader for over 25 years, Merle and her husband were the founding Organizational Leaders of the very active Flour Bag Fort 4-H Horse Club.

With her late husband and son, and daughter Marybeth, Merle raised beef cattle and foundation Quarter Horses on their third-generation family farm in the Pleasant Valley area of Penn Township in Westmoreland County. The farm is approaching Century Farm status. She was a member of the Pennsylvania Palomino Exhibitors Association and a former Alternate National Director of the Palomino Horse Breeders of America.

After retirement from teaching, Merle helped her daughter Marybeth organize SchoolTime Theatre, the first Actors' Equity Theater for Young Audiences in Pennsylvania. This troupe presented educational plays written by Merle and Marybeth for children in schools throughout Western and Central Pennsylvania, and performed off-Broadway in New York City. In May 1992, Merle was honored by WQED with the CNG VITA Award for her volunteer in the arts work as Producer of SchoolTime Theatre.
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  - What a beautiful woman. I wish her family the best in this tough time. NT  MADem   Aug-29-11 08:39 PM   #1 
  - +1  brooklyn297   Sep-05-11 11:00 PM   #13 
  - Thanks for posting! What a trooper! We need more! A very gallant and  RKP5637   Aug-29-11 08:42 PM   #2 
  - I was born on her fortieth birthday! What a lady; what an amazing life!  Mnemosyne    Aug-29-11 09:18 PM   #3 
  - k&r  Starry Messenger   Aug-29-11 09:18 PM   #4 
  - Kudos and laurel wreaths to Merle Smith Kuznik for an awesome life!  Peace Patriot   Aug-29-11 09:42 PM   #5 
  - she was sweet, and very much loved and cared for by her daughter  WillYourVoteBCounted   Aug-29-11 11:09 PM   #6 
  - I'm so sorry for your loss.  Lugnut   Aug-30-11 12:14 AM   #7 
  - It wasn't exactly a simple fall...  MaggieTheVoter   Aug-30-11 12:12 PM   #9 
     - exactly  WillYourVoteBCounted   Aug-30-11 10:57 PM   #10 
  - Marybeth, so sorry to hear of your loss.  Fly by night   Aug-30-11 09:40 AM   #8 
  - R.I.P. Mrs. Kuznik.  AverageJoe90   Aug-31-11 12:04 PM   #11 
  - Incredible life, incredible lady!  Yellow Horse   Aug-31-11 11:45 PM   #12 
  - More impressive info from her full obituary. What a gal!  Divernan   Sep-07-11 07:32 PM   #14 

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