Arthur W. Merritt SPRING VALLEY, Calif. — Arthur Wendall Merritt, Spring Valley, passed on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, from cardiac arrest, at Grossmont Hospital. He was born in Chester, Vermont, on May 14, 1937, the son of Charles Merritt and Thelma Balch. Art was the beloved husband of Dolores (Papenfuss) Merritt for 46 years. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Clarence, Graham, Thomas, and sister, Helen. He is survived by brother Cunrad P. Merritt of Londonderry, Vermont; sister Nancy T. Adams of Chicopee, Massachusetts; niece Linda Merrit Ford, as well as many other nieces and nephews. In addition, he is survived by his four stepchildren, Debra, Michelle, Mike, Steve, and many step-grandchildren. He enjoyed bowling, playing pool and golf. Art and Dee enjoyed many years RVing across the country and camping. He was a master machinist for the Caterpillar Corp. A celebration of his life is being planned for a later date. The family will reach out when a date is finalized.

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Steve Moore

Rest in Peace Arthur. Merve and I miss you. Hope you and mom have found each other up there.

Melody Reed

Very sad to learn that Dee passed away last year, and Art this year. Lost touch with them over the years but so happy to learn they had 46 years together. My goodness, Steve or any of you girls read this get in touch with me (Melody Reed, Chester, I'm on Facebook)! The Class of '72 would like to touch base with Mike.

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