Merrill C. Schiffman
Merrill C. Schiffman, age 88, of Phoenix, AZ, Founder of Merco Container and Global Equipment, Ltd; beloved husband of Sandy Linn Schiffman, nee Kerstein and the late Susan Schiffman; loving father of Penny (Joel) Field, James (Kim) Schiffman, and the late Sari Beatty, and is also survived by Sandy's children, Caren (John Fitzik) Linn and Robin (David) Cohen; adored Papa of Rachel (Michael) Haug, Josh and Amy Field, Samantha (Max) Joseph, Emily and Zachary Schiffman, Hayley, Maya, and Jocelyn Cohen, Alex and Ashley Fritkin; proud Pop-Pop of Parker and Madison; devoted son of the late Jack and the late Ida Schiffman; cherished brother of Judy (Ronald) Kochman; treasured uncle and friend to many. Merrill will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him. The graveside service and shiva will be private. The service will be livestreamed Friday, 1:00 p.m. CST at Under Recent Services, click onto Merrill's photograph and scroll down to Service Details to view the service. Contributions may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PANCAN), Info: The Goldman Funeral Group (847) 478-1600.

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Published by Chicago Tribune on Jan. 14, 2021.
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Condolences to Merrill´s family. He was my classmate in Hibbard grade school in Albany Park for many years. We sat near each other in class and were good friends. We worked on class projects together.
Stanley Shure, Morton Grove, IL
January 16, 2021
Dear Sandy and Family, We are very saddened at the news of Merrill's passing. We are so glad that we got to know him. Please accept our love and deepest sympathies.
Marla and Sandy Berke
January 15, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. His hotel key collection has now ended He was quite the friend. We will catch up when Sandy returns to AZ.
January 15, 2021
Jim and Penny, sorry for your loss. Merrill was a pioneer in our industry. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families.
Doug Muller
January 15, 2021
and prayers to you all. What a wonderful man he was. Always had a way of making everyone feel important and really just an engaging man. Very sorry for your loss
Earl Ruthman
January 14, 2021
Jimmy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers with you, Penny and your family during this season of sorrow.
Keith Umlauf
January 14, 2021
I knew him fo almos 68 years and loved him very much. He brought happiness and kindness to everyon
Larry Starkman
January 14, 2021
Merrill will be missed by many. We hold fond memories of Merrill and Susan - good times were had. Sympathies to Sandy, Jimmy, Penny, and all of the family.
Shelly and Phyllis
January 13, 2021
You are in our thoughts.
Greg Rusk and Vicki Martin
January 13, 2021
Sending my sincere sympathy to Jimmy and the entire family on the passing of his Dad
Reva Schwartz
January 12, 2021
So many great memories of Merrill especially at the Passover dinners I will miss them all .
Danny portman
January 12, 2021
We are with you.
Don and Linda
January 12, 2021