Michael Merrill

Profile Updated: July 4, 2021
Class Year: 1955
Residing In: Aurora, CO USA
Spouse/Partner: Pam
Occupation: Retired
Children: Vonna, born 1963 in Honolulu, John born 1967 Annapolis, Heather born
Military Service: USN  
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Now live in Rancho San Diego, CA about 20 miles east of San Diego proper

School Story:

Attended USNA graduated 1960, Navy Pilot for 20+ years, flew in Vietnam in 1965, Worked at Texas Instruments in Dallas for 15 years.

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Michael Merrill has left an In Memory comment for John Barlow.
May 06, 2020 at 5:33 PM

John was a great guy and also a super classmate. I have so many fond memories of him as we grew up together going to school through elemnetary, Jr. High and then BC High School. We had a fairly small high school, about 325 or so when we were both there, so everybody knew everybody.  Anyway I am sure he will be missed by his family.  And John - friend RIP brother - thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Mike

Michael Merrill has left an In Memory comment for Harold D. Beery.
Apr 04, 2020 at 1:33 PM

Sad. Harold was a great classmate.  Have not seen him for decades but am sure he continured his greatness throughout his life.

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Michael Merrill has left an In Memory comment for Donald Welsh.
Aug 28, 2019 at 1:33 PM

So sorry to hear about Don this morning (082819) - we were such good friends throughout the school years - elementary through the end of our high school graduation in 1955.  Since our class was small (48 in our graduation class) we all spent a lot of time together.  And a lot of that time was spent at their house which was just below the hospital in Boulder City. I can remember when I had told Don (and others in our class) when we were in the either 7th or 8th grade that I wanted to become a pilot.  He told his older brother Jim who at the time was attending the US Naval Academy that I wanted to be a pilot, and Jim got me aside and said that the best pilots were Navy pilots and I should consider that.  So I made up my mind early on to seek that avenue out and so thanks to Don I got accepted into the Naval Academy and went on to become a Navy pilot.  Don brings back so many great memories from our school years.  So many many fond recollections - I am sorry I didn't get to see Don more often during our retirement years.  He was a great guy. My prayers & thughts to Don's family

Michael Merrill has left an In Memory comment for Jerald Merrill.
May 29, 2019 at 5:33 PM

This is the Obituary for my Brother Jerry Merrill

Jerald Carl “Jerry” Merrill

Dr. Jerald C. Merrill, 65, passed away Nov. 29 1965 after a long and heroic battle with cancer.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Ann and Carl Cox Merrill.

Jerry was born in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 12, 1940.  He spent most of his childhood years in Boulder City, Nevada and attended local schools.  He graduated from University of Nevada, Reno in 1962 and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army.  He received his Ph.D. in chemistry from UNR in 1971. 

He moved to Pensacola in 1993 as a 10-year employee of Gelman Sciences, now Pall Membrane Technology Center and was manager of analytical chemistry.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of nearly 43 years, Shireen, and son Carl, both of Pensacola; daughter and son-in-law Karen and Glenn Tjapkes, grandson Benjamin Jerald Tjapkes, all of Grand Rapids, MI; his brother Michael H. Merrill (Pam) of El Cajon, CA; uncle Herbert M. Jones (Jan) of Las Vegas, NV; niece, Vonna Read (Chris) of Cantonment; and nephew, John M. Merrill (Michelle) of Albuquerque, NM.  He leaves behind numerous cousins, other loved ones, and good friends.

Jerry was a member of Northminster Presbyterian Church, where he was an ordained elder and a loyal member of the choir.  He was very active as a Scouter with the local Esca-Rosa Boy Scout Council.  He was also a member of the local chapter of American Society for Quality.

His love of music became a second career when he joined the Fiesta Barbershop Chorus.  He served in many official capacities and was twice given their Barbershopper of the Year award.  He sang bass with his quartet, An Inside Straight, and competed at district competitions.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, December 5, 2005 at Northminster Presbyterian Church with visitation and reception following the service.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jerry’s memory to Northminster Presbyterian Church, Esca-Rosa Council of Boy Scouts,  Pensacola Fiesta Barbershop Chorus or a charity of your choice.

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Michael Merrill has left an In Memory comment for Jerry Berry.
Nov 30, 2018 at 5:33 PM

So sorry to hear about Jerry's passing.  He and I were good friends all through our school years.  He and his family (brothers Mike, Tommy and Steven) lived at 652 (I think) Ave H. I lived with my family lived 5 houses up the street at 632 Ave. H.  I did many many things with Jerry and his family.  We both played sports at BCHS and also American Legion baseball. I remember one tournament we went to in Reno, and his parents came and picked up and went to Yellowstone park for a few days.  Great trip among many, which included lots of fishing trips to Lake Mead and also the Colorado near Nelson, NV.  Anyway fair winds and following seas my good friend and may God Bless You and Keep You always. 

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Feb 27, 2016 at 1:33 PM

US Naval Academy Graduate, graduated class year 1952 I believe. A Navy Pilot killed in the Phillipines

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Feb 03, 2015 at 9:33 PM

A most wonderful high school mate and a great friend and a most wonderful lady. She will be missed!

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