Michael Merrithew

Obituary of Michael Dennis Merrithew

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On Sunday August 21, 2022, Michael Merrithew died at the age of 76. He was born on September 25, 1945, to Raymond and Nona Merrithew in San Francisco, California. He grew up in the Mission District and attended City College of San Francisco where he earned his A.A. degree in horticulture and began his work as a gardener. He knew the city well through his work as a taxi driver. He was also very proud of the work he did with Sunnyvale Parks and Recreation as lead gardener. He was a friend of Bill W and celebrated his 40th AA birthday shortly before his death. He is survived by his brother, Raymond and his sister-in-law, Judy Etherington; brother David; and his much-loved Labrador retriever, Sandy. He loved living in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and he was such a frequent diner at Heavenly Roadside Café that he considered it to be a second home. He was known and loved by the owners and wait staff. He enjoyed many activities and events with Green Earth Seniors and SIR’s social groups. He also enjoyed golf, yoga, and meditation. As per his request there will be no service. You are invited to make a donation to your favorite charity in his name.
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