William R. Merriman Sr.
July 10, 1937 – November 30, 2018
William R. Merriman, Sr., passed away on Friday, November 30, 2018, in Pittsburgh, PA. Bill was born and raised in Glenfield, PA and graduated from Sewickley High School in 1956. Beloved husband to Betty for 54 happy years; loving father to Bill Jr. and Kathleen “Lucy” Merriman, father-in-law to Kathy (nee Ford) and proud “Pappers” to Brody Merriman. He is survived by 6 of his 11 brothers and sisters: James Merriman (Twila), Norma Elaine Fisher (Roy), Robert Merriman (Linda), Carolyn “Midge” Ganster (Bud), Eunice Guenther (Robert), and David Merriman. Preceded in death by his parents, Sylvester “Bob” and Mary Louise Merriman; his sisters Phyllis Falcona (Joseph), Janet Merriman, Nancy Merriman-Koegler and brothers Russell Merriman (Corinne), Joseph Merriman (Kathy).
Bill’s last place of employment was Burnham Industrial Contractors, Inc., which ran from 1990 until he retired in 2002. His duties included truck driving, warehousing and fixing anything that needed fixed. Bill and the Burnham family have been friends for many years. A friendship that started in the late 60’s and continued on through present day.
After years of working hard, Bill happily retired and spent most of his time with his family and tinkering with old cars. Also known as “Lumpy”, Bill seemed to run into someone he knew wherever he went. He enjoyed going to area car cruises, listening to old country music and relaxing on the porch.
Friends will be received Tuesday from 2-4pm and 7-9pm in the HP Brandt Funeral Home, Inc., 1032 Perry Hwy. Ross Twp. (412-364-4444), where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11am. Condolences may be offered at www.brandtfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association or Passavant Hospital Foundation.
- Visitation Tuesday, December 4, 2018
- Funeral Service Wednesday, December 5, 2018
William R. Merriman Sr.
December 4, 2018
I worked with (Big) Bill as we called him back when he worked for AIC he was a mentor for us he knew a lot about everything from cars to trucks and when we messed up he would never criticize he would just fix it or show us how to fix it. He drank coffee from morning till quitting time, guess that's how he could run around and do all the things he did. I haven't seen him for a long time but it was my pleasure to have known him, and I am sorry for your loss, God Bless you all Russell Jones
December 2, 2018
Bill and Lucy, I just wanted to say that over the many years since your Mom and Dad were married, every one of us always liked and respected your Dad, He was a man who was truly worthy of our respect . I know that he left you with many wonderful memories May he rest in the peace of our Lord Jesus and may you all remember him for the giant of a man he was. I know that you will be there to see your Mom through all this. Hugs and blessings. Edy