A genuine gentleman, Samuel A. Merriman died peacefully in hospice care on Friday, November 1, 2019 surrounded by his daughter and friends. He was a vociferous reader, excellent cook, avid golfer and bowler, lover of sports,music and his dogs, and a dedicated servant to his church. Utilizing knowledge, wisdom, humility and a great sense of humor, he committed his life to helping others; during the Korean War he served as an Army Sergeant, in his career as a Case Manager in Social Work in Pennsylvania, at church as a reader and President of the Men's Club and always with friends, family and strangers. Sam was a devoted husband to his deceased wife of 49 years, Carole, father of Nancy Merriman Haines, uncle of Fran, Renee, Terryjohn, and Brian Benko and Mark Metzler, and in-law of Richard and Melba Bodnar and Bill and Jo Bodnar. He is dearly beloved and will be missed. A Celebration of Life Mass will be held at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City West, Arizona on Friday, November 15 at 10:00 am followed by a Military Honor. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society are appreciated. Please join Samuel's family and friends in sharing stories, photos, or videos on his webpage at www.caminodelsol.com
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