David Christopher Berryman Merritt
1989 - 2018
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David Christopher Berryman Merritt, 29, passed away from natural causes the evening of November 14, 2018 in Chapel Hill, NC. Born August 20, 1989 to Maria A. Merritt and the late David B. Merritt. David was a loving son and loyal brother to sister, Anne Marie Merritt.

After dedicating two and 1/2 years to the Peace Corp in Namibia, Africa, David was currently an MBA candidate at Kenan-Flager UNC aspiring to his lifelong goal of becoming a philanthropist.

His passion for life, compassionate generosity towards others, beloved "Dad" humor, and deep faith will be remembered by his family, to include his grandmother, Eleanor L. Merritt, many aunts, uncles, and cousins, his girlfriend, Hilary A. Yelton, and dear friends, most especially his "brothers," David McGinley, Stephen McGinley, Ben Allencherry, Andrew Joliet, Paul Donoghue, and Paul Winslow.

A viewing will be held on Friday, November 23, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 PM with rosary starting at 7pm at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, MD. A funeral mass will be held Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 224 West Washington Street, Hagerstown. Rev. Collin Poston will officiate. Interment to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, where he will be laid to rest next to his Daddy.

Donations in David's honor may be made to the St. Maria Goretti Chapel, care of Saint Ann Catholic Church- (301)739-4167 or dlouzon@stannchurch.com, Kenan Flager Center for Sustainable Enterprise- https://give.unc.edu/donate, or Mount Saint Mary's Seminary, Emmitsburg, MD, care of d.l.favret@msmary.edu or (301)447-5017.

A celebration of David's life will be held in the Spring 2019.

Online condolences are accepted at www.minnichfh.com.

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Published in The Frederick News-Post from Nov. 20 to Nov. 22, 2018.
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November 27, 2018
To the family of David Christopher Berryman Merritt I would like to express my condolence to you may the God of comfort bring comfort to you with his right arm extended to you Isa.41:10
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November 21, 2018
We are very sorry to learn of the passing of David, but grateful for his service to our nation with the Peace Corps in Namibia.

Our Condolences,
The National Peace Corps Association
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