Lifelong Fan Calls Out The Buffalo Bills In His Obituary

October 11, 2018 at 10:14 am by Terez in Buffalo Bills, NFL

Lee Merkel was a lifelong Buffalo Bills fan. Cheering for the team that earned 4-straight Super Bowl berths in the 90’s, but just made the playoffs last year for the first time since the 99 season. Merkel passed away in North Carolina at the age of 83 last week and wanted to take one last shot at his favorite team by leaving them a message in his obituary: “Lee has requested six Buffalo Bills players as pall bearers so they can let him down one last time.” Mark Merkel says his dad got the idea from a Cleveland Browns fan who added the line to their obituary years ago. Merkel was a lifelong season ticket holder who used to commute from Utica to Bills home games and attended all four of the teams Super Bowl losses. Merkel will be buried in Bills t-shirt that reads “Just One Before I Die.” “A Super Bowl win never happened in his lifetime but my dad has several grandkids so he never lost hope that they will see the Bills win the big one,” Mark Merkel said. You can read the entire Obit here.  – TO