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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