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Gurdon E. Merchant Sr.

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Gurdon E. Merchant Sr. Obituary
Gurdon, a native of Riverside, CA for 79 years, passed away October 22, 2017 at his home after a 3-year battle with cancer.
Survived by wife of 53 years, Faye; children Gurdon, Jr. (Minh) of San Francisco, Milton of San Carlos, Lynne of LaJolla and George of N. Dakota; grandchildren Elisabeth and Zachary of San Francisco; sisters Joan Messner and Marilyn Groven and many nieces and nephews.
A 1956 Poly High graduate, Cal Poly Pomona graduate in Ornamental Horticulture, served in the Army and was Assistant Agricultural manager at Riverside Cement Company. In 1965 he started his own business with his C-27 Landscape Contractor's License and retired after 49 years as a Landscape Contractor at age 76.
Gurdon enjoyed restoring his work trucks, reading, and most of all meeting people and talking with everyone. Special thanks to Robert Madril for his help and friendship and to Hospice of SC.
Published in Press-Enterprise on Dec. 10, 2017
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