Robert Merrill, of Sarasota, died Feb. 16. He was 93.
Mr. Merrill was born July 25, 1918, in Gorham, Maine. Mr. Merrill, a civil engineer, retired to Sarasota 32 years ago from the Maine Department of Transportation. He was a 1940 graduate of the University of Maine and a member of Sigma Chi fraternity.
Mr. Merrill was master sergeant in the U.S. Air Corps in World War II and was a member of Sarasota Sahib Shrine Temple Bagpipe Band and the First Congregational UCC.
He is survived by his wife, Judith; brother, Richard; and son, John.
A memorial service was held Thursday, Feb. 23, at the MacNeil Chapel at Plymouth Harbor.
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18 Crunch Kidz Homelessness Zumbathon
18 An Island Affaire
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1 Floridafitfest and 5K Treasure Run
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Hat's off to Dee Pelton, volunteers
Dee Pelton held a luncheon that will be tough to top.
Youth sailors descend on City Island
Approximately 250 people hit the water Saturday, April 20 through Sunday, April 21, for Sailfest. The regatta, Sarasota Youth Sailing's biggest fundraiser of the year, included four classes of competition — Optimus, 420, Laser and Multi-hull — and a barbecue feast.
Book club sunsets for the season
The Sunset Beach Book Club, in its 10th year, ended this season with a luncheon and discussion of the book “Gone Girl,” by Gillian Flynn, April 18, at Lazy Lobster. Discussion moderator was Ricki Carroll. Together, the group read five books this season.