Randy L. Merlino, 59, of Paramus, died
January 4.

Before retiring in September, he worked in the Con Edison engineering department for 39 years. He was a member of Temple Avodat Shalom and its brotherhood in River Edge.  He served as assistant den leader/committee chair for Cub Scout Pack 245, was troop committee member/assistant scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 205, and unit commissioner for Twin Valley and Three Rivers District of the Northern New Jersey Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Predeceased by his father, Joseph Merlino, and a stepfather, Walter Zajac, he is survived by his wife, Julia; his mother, Arlene Merlino; children, Michael, Christina, and Samantha Merlino; stepmother, Anne Merlino; brother, Richard, and nieces and nephews.

Services were at Temple Avodat Shalom. Arrangements were by Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.