Darryl Joseph Maertz, 63, Brookings, died Oct. 15, 2012, at his home in Brookings.
He was born Aug. 22, 1949, in Salem, Ore., and graduated from Savannah High School in Buena Park, Calif.
Mr. Maertz worked in his family locksmith business in Buena Park before owning Elmer’s Lock and Safe in Medford, Ore., and then Brookings Lock & Safe in Brookings. He was a respected businessman and proud locksmith.
He was a beloved father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and cousin, devoted to his family and friends alike.
He is survived by his three loving children, Dan, Deana and Dylan; his two adored grandchildren, Dustin and Daisy; his wonderful mother Bernice; brothers Doug and Dennis; sisters Lois, Carol, Beverly and Sandy, as well as many other family members.
Private family services will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Redwood Memorial Chapel.