Timothy Tim, Chief J. Merrill 56 of Kauai, Hawaii and formerly of Keene and California died on Saturday, May 26, 2013 at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical in Keene. He passed peacefully while at rest after a period of decline.
He was born the son of late Sally (Burgess) and James Merrill on April 23, 1957 in Keene. He attended local schools and eventually graduated from Neff High School in La Mirada, CA. class of 1975.
Tim worked for over twenty years for the Chris Robbins Construction Co. as a carpenter. He retired in 2010 and moved to Hawaii to enjoy his retirement.
He loved to travel making numerous trips to Hawaii. Free time would be spent with family and friends at Silver Lake in Harrisville. He was a second generation member of the Elks Club in Keene. Tim also liked music especially going to Greatfull Dead concerts. Tim also DJd the vinyl circuit on the college radio circuit for a few years. Tim was a free spirit.
Mr. Merrill is survived by his mother from his fathers second marriage, Marion Merrill of La Mirada. His siblings; Kim Merrill of La Mirada, CA. Kathy Swinney of La Mirada, CA. Michael Chandler of Marlborough, Tracy Austin of Jacksonville, IL. and Scott St. Pierre of Keene. He also leaves a special aunt, Betty St. Pierre of Keene and cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 1pm. in the Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel. In keeping with Tims values the family has asked that you dress in Hawaiian shirts and apparel for his services. All services are under the direction of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. www.cheshirefamilyfuneralhome.com.