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Richard Bliss Merriman Jr

Richard Bliss Merriman Jr

December 23, 1927 - October 24, 2020

Richard B. Merriman, 92, went to be with his Lord on October 24, 2020. He is survived by his loving wife, Glenys; his son, Douglas Merriman (Stacie); his daughter, Kathleen Kigar; his stepson, Keith Hayes (Margaret); and stepdaughter, Valerie Sposato (James). He was a man respected by all who knew him and will be so greatly missed by family and friends. He was a beloved grandfather to Tucker and Ellen Merriman, Kyle Kigar, Sean and Holland Hayes, and Nathan Goldman. A seventh grandchild, Nathan Merriman, preceded him in death.

Dick graduated from Miami University where he was a proud member of Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity. While serving in Korea, he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant. He was employed by Procter and Gamble in Employee Benefits and retired in 1989. He served on the Northwest School Board and the Board at St. Edmonds Retreat Center. He was one of the founders of the Airport Chapel of the Greater Cincinnati Airport in Northern Kentucky and President of the Board for several years. He was a member of the Sycamore Presbyterian Church. During his years as a member of College Hill Presbyterian Church, he served as a Deacon, Elder, and Trustee. He traveled twice to South Africa during Apartheid serving as a lay minister to local communities to bring all South African citizens together. He also served on a mission trip to Latvia just months after the fall of the Soviet Union.

Due to Covid concerns, a virtual memorial is scheduled at 11 AM on Thursday at Sycamore Presbyterian Church. The family suggests that any memorial contributions be made to the Church.

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