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Charles H. Merritt, 100, of Cumberland, passed away Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.
Born Nov. 30, 1916, in Romney, W.Va., Mr. Merritt was the son of the late George Merritt and Martha Anna Lee (Ritchie) Merritt. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Jesse and George Merritt; his sisters, Kathern Baker, Louella Wagner, and Francis Walters.
Charles was a wonderful father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from CSX Railroad. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. He was a lifelong member of the District 16 Fire Company where he held several offices.
Charles is survived by his wife of 76 years, Myrtle (Robinette) Merritt; his sons, Glendon Merritt and wife, Mary; Leonard Merritt and wife, Virginia; his daughter, Sondra Garland; his grandchildren, Kirk Whorton and wife, Dorothy, Roxann Frye, Lisa Humbertson and husband, Chris, Stacy Baker and husband, Michael, Eric Joe and wife, Margi, and Kimberly DellaPuca and husband, Chris; his great-grandchildren, Donovan Martin and wife, Jessica, Savannah Humbertson, Anthony Whorton and wife, Brittney, Avery Whorton and significant other, Kendra, Jones Baker and Fox Baker, and Derick, Jessica and Jeremy Joe.
There will be no services.
The family would like to thank the Veterans' Administration Home Care for taking care of Charles and the nurses of high level care for all their compassion and concern.
Adams Family Funeral Home P.A.,(www.Adamsfamilyfuneralhome.com) 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, is in charge of arrangements.
Published on October 1, 2017
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