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RICHARD FOSTER "RICK" MERRITT

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RICHARD FOSTER "RICK" MERRITT Notice
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RICHARD FOSTER "RICK", 79, of Foulkeways at Gwynedd, formerly of Fort Washington, died Monday morning, June 30, 2014. He was the son of the late Joseph Foster Merritt and Alice Lamb Merritt of Rockland, MA and Dunedin, FL. He was the devoted husband of Sandra W. and loving father to Jennifer M. Chantz (Gregory) and J. David Merritt (Helen). He was prede-ceased by the sudden death of son Richard Foster Merritt, Jr. last summer. Rick is also mourned by brother, Andrew Hutcheon Merritt; and sister-in-law, Eleanor Walton Merritt.
He earned a B.S. at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine and Ph.D. in organic chemistry at MIT, Cambridge, MA following graduation he joined the Rohm and Haas Company at its Redstone Arsenal facility in Huntsville, AL and several years later transferred to the Rohm and Haas Research laboratories in Spring House, PA. After retiring in 1999, he was invited to participate in a mentoring program at Lehigh University where he enjoyed working with seniors and graduate students in the chemistry department. But there is nothing he enjoyed more than hiking the Foulke-ways' 100-plus acres with his Labrador retriever Daisy.
Interment at the Church of the Messiah, Gwynedd, will be private. Friends are, however, invited to attend a Memorial Service at Foulkeways' Com-munity Center auditorium, Friday afternoon, July 11th at 2 P.M.

Arrs by HUFF & LAKJER FUNERAL HOME, Lansdale

Published on Philly.com on July 3, 2014
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