Paul A. Mertus, age 46, of Corning, NY died Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at his home in Corning with his family at his side.\n\n\nPaul was born on December 29, 1968 in Ann Arbor, MI to Dr. John and Marjetta (McDonell) Mertus. He was a graduate of Findlay High School and SUNY Brockport. He has worked for Corning - Painted Post School District for 18 years as an earth science teacher. He married Jill Munn on December 24, 2003 in Corning. \n\n\nHe enjoyed cycling, hiking, camping and going to the Adirondacks, but most of all, spending time with his family. He was an active member of St. Mary's Orthodox Church where he had served in many capacities. \n\n\nHe is survived by his wife Jill; mother Marjetta McDonnell; children, Benjamin, Samuel, Katherine and Luke Mertus; sisters, Anne (Jon) Davis, Malia (Steve) Bauer, and Amy (Brian) Milner; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joseph and Tina Munn; sister-in-law, Danielle (Chris) Webb; brother-in-law, Geoff (Melanie) Munn; several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews; and Ben, Sam, and Kate's mom, Elaine Spacher. Paul was preceded in death by his dad, Dr. John Mertus.\n\n\nCalling hours will be held on Monday, September 7th from 2 - 5 PM at the Corning - Painted Post High School Auditorium. The Rite of Burial Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, September 8th at St. Mary's Orthodox Church, 242 Sunset Drive in Corning with Father Daniel Mahler officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Orthodox Cemetery.\n\n\nMemorial donations may be made in Paul's name to St. Mary's Orthodox Church or to the American Cancer Society.\n\n\nPaul's family entrusted his care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.