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Sandra Wright Merritt, 80, of Gwynedd, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 13, 2018. She is predeceased by her loving husband Richard F. Merritt, Sr. who died on June 30, 2014. Born in Washington, D.C., she was the only daughter of the late Charles and Alice Wright. Sandra attended Endicott College to study English, and enjoyed a long career in journalism. She worked in the public relations departments of Penn State University Ogontz campus and RSVP in Blue Bell, PA. She is best known as the writer of “Suburban Circuit,” a weekly column published in the Montgomery Publishing newspapers from 1977 to 1993. She was a member of the Friends of the Upper Dublin Public Library, on the boards of the Highlands Historical Society and the Norristown SPCA, a member of the League of Women Voters and on the Upper Dublin Bicentennial Committee. Outside of work and her volunteer efforts, Sandra enjoyed her kids and grandchildren, cooking, gardening, and traveling, especially to Europe. She was an avid reader and tennis enthusiast. Surviving Sandra are her children, Jennifer Merritt Chantz (Gregory), of Fort Washington; Jeremy David Merritt (Helen), of Austin, TX; her grandchildren, Benjamin and Zachary Chantz; Afton and Elle Merritt; and Sarah Merritt Dolina, and her daughter-in-law, Kathryn Merritt Flynn. She was preceded in death by her son, Richard F. Merritt, Jr. Relatives and friends will be received Friday, May 18, 2018, after 10:30 a.m. in Foulkeways at Gwynedd, 1120 Meetinghouse Road, Gwynedd, and are invited to attend her memorial service at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Sandra may be made to your local SPCA. Arrangements are entrusted to the Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, Lansdale.
Published in Montgomery Newspapers on May 20, 2018
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