On February 6, 2006, DAVID CASS, of Sykesville, beloved husband of Helen Mercer (nee Cutsail), devoted father of Sharon K. Phillips and her husband David, loving brother of Harold E., Chris and Richard Mercer, Grace Shaughney and Nessa Klein, dear brother-in-law of Elizabeth Day Mercer, Eleanor, Esther and Yvonne Mercer and loving grandfather of Heather Phillips. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, the late Robert "Pete" and Edwin H. Mercer. A funeral service will be held at 11 A.M. Friday at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Sykesville. Interment will be in Springfield Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Haight Funeral Home & Chapel (6416 Sykesville Road), Sykesville from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Wednesday and Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Carroll Hospice, 95 Carroll St., Westminster, MD. 21157 or to St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Building Fund, 7609 Main St., Sykesville, MD, 21784.