01/06/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Junior Merilic

Junior T. Merilic
(1924 - 05 Jan 2007)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Incredibly, it would seem that sad news has come to us once more.   Junior Merilic, father of Pat Merilic Duncan ('62) of VA, passed away at home in Newport News on Friday, January 5, 2007 at the age of 82.

  From Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA - 01/06/06:

..... I have learned today that Pat Merilic Duncan ('62 - of VA) lost her dad yesterday, January 5th. Would you mind putting this on your website? I have emailed all of the classmates that I have email addresses for and informed them of this......

Sorry to open the new year with all this sad news. Guess that is what life is all about sometimes.

Brenda Williams

Thank you, Brenda.  I saw the brief Merilic announcement this morning, and was afraid it was probably Pat's daddy, but there was not enough information to tell.   Please extend to Pat our deepest sympathies.

From the Daily Press - 01/06/07:

Junior T. Merilic












NEWPORT NEWS - Junior T. Merilic, widower of Frances S. Merilic, died Jan. 5, 2007. Arrangements by Peninsula Funeral Home.

Published in the Daily Press on 1/6/2007.

NEWPORT NEWS - Junior T. Merilic, 82, a resident of Newport News for over 50 years, died at home Friday, Jan. 5, 2007, surrounded by his family. He was a native of Davy, W.Va. Mr. Merilic retired in 1979 after 23 years of service as a painter for the Newport News Shipyard Apartments. Mr. Merilic was a U.S. Army Veteran having served in WWII, during which time he was a POW in Belgium. Mr. Merilic loved to fish in his younger days. He was a member of the CB Club of Hampton/Newport News, he loved the people and enjoyed fellowship with them each week. Mr. Merilic was preceded in death by his parents, Dominick and Cynthia Merilic; his first wife, Ruby P. Merilic; his second wife, Frances S. Merilic; son, Ronnie Merilic; grandson, Jeffrey Herndon; five brothers and two sisters. Mr. Merilic is survived by his three daughters, Patricia Duncan and her husband, Gene, of Carrollton, Sue Herndon of Baton Rouge, La., and Gladys 'Cissy' Richardson and her special friend, Jim Blankenship, of Blue Ridge, Va.; grandchildren, Robert Schweida, Brad Merilic, Kimberly Hurd, Ronald Merilic and Gary Merilic; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Duffy of Roanoke, Va., and Jean Palermo of Pompano Beach, Fla.; Junior's special friend, Pauline McGee and her family; and a number of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, at Peninsula Funeral Home, with services at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, in the Peninsula Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 11835 Canon Blvd., Newport News, 23606.

Published in the Daily Press on 1/8/2007. (There were originally seven entries in the Guest Book; most were unfortunately lost.)
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Kathy Martin Adams (Newport News) - January 8, 2007
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~ Rose Marie Ashley

  From Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA - 01/07/06 -  "More Info":

Hi Again,

I am just writing to inform all of you about Pat Duncan's dad's funeral.....

The visitation is at Peninsula Funeral Home on Wed, Jan. 10th 7pm to 8:30pm, and the funeral is also there at 11am on Thursday, Jan. 11th, There will be a special ceremony at the gravesite because he was a veteran and a prisoner of war. Pat and Gene are doing pretty well and do appreciate all your thoughts and prayers......

   Thank you again, Brenda.

      Again, our sincerest sympathies are extended to the Merilic family and their friends at this time.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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