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Dr. Amadee Bernard Merbedone, 71 of Morgantown, W.V., passed away on July 3, 2023. Known as A.B., he was born and grew up in Fairchance, Pennsylvania.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Julia Serpento and Mike Amadeo Merbedone, grandparents Bernardo and Luigia Serpento and Amehia and Pertro Merbedone.
Surviving are his family, daughter Angela Merbedone-Arnett and son-in-law Jeff, son Matthew Merbedone and daughter-in-law Jennifer, and daughter Christina Merbedone-Byrd and son-in-law Andrew; loving grandchildren Aiden, Julia, Ava, Jack, Everly, Hailey, Connor and Charlotte; brother Joey Merbedone and sister-in-law Pat, sister Marilyn Brant and brother-in-law Craig, and loving nieces and nephew Cristine, Suzette, Sydney, and Jarrod.
Amadee graduated from Fairchance-Georges High School in 1969. He received a B.S. of Pharmacy in 1974 from West Virginia University School of Pharmacy. While working as a pharmacist, he pursued further education at WVU and received a Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1982. He belonged to PSI OMEGA Dental Fraternity (president), and many other WVU associations and numerous national dental organizations.
He owned Fairchance Dental Arts for 36 years. He worked four days a week in private practice and one day a week as a clinical associate professor for over 15 years at WVU School of Dentistry teaching and inspiring dental students.
Dentistry was his passion and said, “Everybody who came in the door became a friend of mine.” He loved to help people. He was there any time of the day for emergencies when people were in pain. He’s also a former member of Fairchance Exchange Club and Smithfield Rotary Club.
Amadee loved to cook and was proud of his Italian heritage. He enjoyed sharing this part of him with all family and friends during his Christmas Eve Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes. He was an avid fan of WVU sports and enjoyed making wine with his wine club. His one true love was spending time with his kids and grandkids. He will be sadly missed.
The family will receive friends in the Dean C. Whitmarsh Funeral Home, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Pa. on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Monday, July 10, 2023 from 8:30 until 9:30 a.m. Prayers of Transfer will be said at 9:30 a.m. with the Funeral Mass following at 10:00 a.m. in SS. Cyril and Methodius R.C. Church, 50 North Morgantown Street, Fairchance, Pa. with Rev. Liberato Ortega as Celebrant.