Obituary from the Seattle Times isuse of Dec. 9, 2009:
"Bert F Merritt passed away unexpectedly on December 2, 2009 at his home in Chandler, AZ. He was 74 years old. He was a long time resident of Redmond, WA and a member of Sahalle Golf & Country Club until moving to Arizona 2 years ago. He is survived by 2 sons, Dan and Bret; 1 brother, Ken and 2 sisters, Joan Jenkins and Lani Capulli. No service is planned as per his request."
Bert Frank Merritt was born in St. Louis County, Minn. and was a grandson of Bert Udell Merritt and spouse Ora J. Bragg, of Virginia, Minn.