Merl E.
Merl E. "Bud" Jacklin, 89, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away peacefully on November 3, 2019, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family under the care of Niagara Hospice. Born in Niagara Falls, NY, he was the son of the late Maurice and Viola (Marble) Jacklin.
Merl served in the United States Air Force for six years during the Korean War prior to his honorable discharge. On July 16, 1955, he married Barbara A. (Capizzi) Jacklin in Niagara Falls, NY. Merl was a local businessman, starting Abel's Remodeling in 1968, which later became Abel's Drain Cleaning. He operated the business until selling it and retiring in 1999.
Merl was a very dedicated and generous family man who was a great supporter of various causes for children with special needs, including Mercy Ships. He was also fond of writing self-help literature and sharing it with his family, friends and various organizations.
In addition to his loving wife of 64 years, Merl is survived by his three children, Rebecca Jacklin, Terry (Laurie) Jacklin and Sharon Jacklin; three grandchildren, John (Kelly) Smyth, Jr., Louis (Julie) Jacklin and Allison Jacklin; two great-grandchildren, Synjon and Sebastian Smyth; his siblings, Ruth Miller, Viola Morrison, Leo Jacklin, Earl Jacklin and Christine Trombley, along with many loving nieces and nephews and his special friend, Rich Chown. He was predeceased by his siblings, Marion Maxim and Ray Jacklin.
In accordance with Merl's wishes, there will be no prior visitation or services. Arrangements by M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY 14304.
Visit mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com for online condolences.
Published on November 5, 2019

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Bill Fodor
Nov 11, 2019
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Daneen McCartney
Nov 07, 2019
Peaceful White Lilies Basket was purchased for the family of Merl E. "Bud" Jacklin by Daneen McCartney.  Send flowers
Kelly & Tony Patronski
Nov 07, 2019
Barbara & family,

Very sorry for your loss.
william lynch
Nov 06, 2019
Mr. Jacklin was a great neighbor on Cleveland Avenue. My prayers and thoughts are with his wonderful family. May God bless you all.
Dave and Moira Prokop
Nov 06, 2019
To the Jacklin Family so sorry for your loss, you are all in our thoughts and prayers . Rip Merl
Dave and Moira Prokop
Nov 06, 2019
To the Jacklin Family so sorry for your loss, you are all in our thoughts and prayers . Rip Merl
John Carosella
Nov 06, 2019
Terry and family,
Terry and family,
We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

John and Julie Carosella
Joe Altobello
Nov 06, 2019
Dear Jacklin family, I sent condolences & prayers for your loss, R.I.P.
Mary Beth Spacone
Nov 06, 2019
Dear Jacklin family,
Sending you condolences and healing prayers for your loss.
Marie Chiarenza
Nov 06, 2019
Barbara and family: So sorry for your loss.