My name is Robert Olliff. You do not know me. I went to Athens this past weekend to the Georgia/Tennessee football game. While I was walking the campus I started thinking about a roommate that I had as a freshman and sophomore. That roommate was Merv. When I returned home I googled his name and was very saddened to see his obituary. He and I were so different but we became very close friends. I truly regret not staying in touch. I have very few friends in my life that were as close as Merv. I am deeply sorry for your loss.
I was searching through facebook for old boyfriends and typed in Merv's name and unfortunately came across this. I was dating Merv when he opened up his business, living in Raritan. He had a beautiful dog named Sir whom he loved more then life itself. I shared many experiences with Merv over the four years we spent together. I could still treat a house for termites if I had to! He taught me a lot about things I never thought I'd care to learn. Merv was a fun guy. He had a great sense of humor and I didn't know anyone who didn't like him. I was truly sorry to hear of his passing. But he's back with Sir probably having the time of his life. My condonlences. Laurie Setzer California
I was a neighbor and classmate of Merv's at Ridge High School. We spent many mornings driving to school together in my car once we were "too cool" to take the bus. I was sorry to hear of his death. He was a really good guy.
Carol Mason Schoenig
Shocked and saddened to hear of your loss ,our thoughts and prayers are with you .
Vincent & Jenny
Maureen, my heart breaks for you. Losing Merv is just too devastating. Please tell me when you need extra company. Merv is irreplaceable but let me keep you company. Much love, Beth
I am so sorry for your lose. I remember as a small child both Merv & Bert and how wonderful they had been. I will keep you in our prayers and always in our heart.
We cannot express the sorrow we feel for your loss. Merv was a great uncle and a close friend. As a devout music lover there is a song that is fitting, since we always gathered as a family during every holiday season to share time and stories together:
"To everything there is a season,and a time for every purpose under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to reap" Many fond memories.
We will forever miss him.
Brigid and Lou
Andrew, Cara and Mike
I am so sorry for your loss, Merv sounded like a wonderful person, we will keep you in our prayers and always in our heart.
Dear Maureen, We are deeply shocked to hear of your terrible loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you here in Ireland. Love always,Damien, Catriona from Newcastle West. xxx
Through the years we've shared many memories with you, about hunting, fishing, and singing the blue. When you left us we lost something inside, to bad we never had the chance to strip the wild hog of its hide. Much like the muskrat being stripped of its pelt, we surely understand the pain you must have felt. Now you carry your legacy to the greatest pond of all, in Heaven you'll find the greatest waterfall. Your words of wisdom, helping hands and life stories, will forever be with us in our hearts and in glory. Now it is time for us to say our final goodbye, we will forever miss you, from the Guys.
I have great pichure,s and memery,s of you + your dad. too bad we dident keep in tauch rest in peace.roger r baxter
Dearest Maureen, My deepest heartfelt sympathies and thoughts and prayers to you and your family! Merv was an exceptional cherished man who will be greatly missed! I love you and God bless.
Maureen,we are so sad for your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts.
May our words of sympathy help to comfort you today and all of those loving memories bring you comfort and peace.
On behalf of the children of Ferris Roger Baxter,I would like to offer my sincerest condolences to the family of Mervin.
Words can do no justice to signify the kind of man Merv was. He will live forever in my heart and mind. He will be sorely missed.
Dear Maureen, we are saddened to hear of your loss. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.
Maureen, Our family is so sad to hear about Merv's passing. We all enjoyed talking with Merv, he was a great guy.
I was always sad that Merv was in pain.
May he rest in peace.
I would like to offer my condolences to the family.
I am a distant relative through my mother's side of the family. Her name was Shirley Hann Manfredi.
Bonnie Manfredi Lobby
A leaf has fallen from our family tree. If God had to call you home Merv, he called you home in the right season, as your garden sleeps, you too shall sleep. Rest in peace Merv, We love you and we will miss you.
Love, Annie, Chris, Connor, Brianna and Caitlin
Words cannot express how sad we are at Merv's passing. You and Merv are such dear friends and our hearts go out to you now and always. Please know that we are here for you and thinking of you. Love Arty & Di
Maureen, Can't tell you how saddened we were to hear of Merv's passing! So happy we were able to see you both earlier this year, as we always enjoy the conversation and being in your company. You and your entire family remain in our thoughts and prayers...Much love
Maureen, my prayers are with you at this time of sadness. This obituary is one of the most touching that I have ever read. It is obvious that your Merv was a man well loved. God bless. Donna King Trenchard