Merton Sapers, 99


WEST YARMOUTH, MASS. – Merton Myron Sapers passed peacefully on Dec. 19, 2020, at his home at Maplewood at Mayflower Place surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Frances M. (Wax) Sapers for 72 years. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a son of the late Maurice and Anne (Benjamin) Sapers, he had lived on Cape Cod for 23 years, previously living in North Andover, Massachusetts, and most of his life in Newton, Massachusetts.

Mert was a WWII Army veteran, serving in the Pacific Theater. He was a graduate of Boston University, Class of ’48, and a member of Phi Alpha Fraternity.  Mert owned his own business as a hardware distributor for most of his life, working in Boston, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. 

Mert was passionate regarding his Jewish heritage. He was a former member of the Falmouth Jewish Congregation and its Brotherhood and served as a board member.  He was a member of the Mason’s Dewitt Clinton Lodge. Mert was also an active member of numerous organizations after his retirement, including the Mashpee Men’s Club, Mashpee Senior Center, TRIAD and the Citizens Police Academy. He also received great joy from volunteering in the local elementary school, reading to the children.

Mert was a loving, kind, gentle, compassionate man. All who knew him loved him. He adored his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and they adored him. He will be deeply missed.

He was the devoted father of Mark Sapers (Joanne) of Merrimack, New Hampshire; Ronda Smith (Robert) of West Warwick and Boca Raton, Florida; Joanne Sapers (Dave) of Warwick and Karen Rozell (Ralph) of Sandwich, Massachusetts.  He was the dear brother of the late Elayne Lofchie. He was the loving grandfather of Julianne (Greg), Andrew (Jessica), Alisa (Kevin), Brianna (Brian), David and the late Daniel. He was the cherished great-grandfather of Ava, Sadie, Charlie and Benjamin.

The family wants to express their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Maplewood at Mayflower Place, Bayada and hospice for the tremendous loving support that they provided.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Disabled Veterans of America (;jsessionid=00000000.app313a?df_id=18792&18792.donation=form1&mfc_pref=T&NONCE_TOKEN=86A1157EBD6C94A163CAC256943FECFA) or Daniel Schuster Endowment Fund, c/o Camp JORI, PO Box 5299, Wakefield, RI 02879.