October 4, 1930 – November 1, 2018
Henry Merino, 88, of Dallas, passed away on November 1, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be held at Sparkman Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at 1:00pm.
Henry is survived by his wife of 66 years, their 3 children and spouses, their 9 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.
A dearly loved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a cherished friend to all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (link provided below), or an organization of your choice.
- Memorial Service Saturday, November 10, 2018
- Reception Saturday, November 10, 2018
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November 15, 2018
Thinking often about the time when Hank & Judy were visiting my hometown Landshut in Bavaria Germany as well the warm hospitality when visiting Dallas.
Best wishes from the German friend - very good memories of a great person - Joe
November 10, 2018
My friendship with Hank started about 40 years ago playing tennis .It included sailing trips,some golf and more recently Saturday morning breakfast where several of us come together to enjoy good conversation and fellowship.
Over the years my wife Judy and I attended regular social events where we built friendships with Hank and Judy and the wives and families of other friends we met through tennis.
In my view ,friendships are often be defined by small acts of kindness that can make a big difference.
Years ago I quit my job to start a small business .We were struggling to make ends meet and I could no longer afford to play tennis.Hank found out and without saying anything arranged it so that I continue to play for several months until business improved.
This discrete act of kindness and support meant a lot to me .I was a big deposit in my emotional bank account and continues to be one of my favorite memories of our friendship.It has also become a gift that keeps on giving.
When ever my first thought is that there is nothing I can do to help or nothing I can do will make a difference or maybe I should not get involved ,I remind myself that a quiet act of friendship can make a big difference.
Hank I will miss you.
Judy and I pray that our Lord will be with you on this next journey and by his grace ,your Judy ,your loving family and all of us that have been fortunate to be touched by your friendship will have comfort and peace .In the name of Jesus we pray .Amen
Joe and Judy Campos
November 10, 2018
I remember the 1st time I met Hank. It was in the office of an electronics manufacturer in Richardson. It was 1983. I was selling electronic components. Little did I know he was doing the same thing. We struck up a conversation and he invited me to come to a meeting of people interested in what we were selling; ISHM (International Society of HYBRID MICROELECTRONICS). We became friends forever. He was a true gentleman. Always willing to help with whatever he could; carrying things into or out of a venue we’d just had a vendor show in or ?? He & Judy attended my wedding to my husband, George, in 1993(former last name was Bender).
After my husband’s death in 2002, I was not as involved in electronics & did not see Hank very often. Once in a while we would run into each other; always a wonderful treat. I will miss him. I am positive he will be in heaven. I’m doing all I can to insure I’ll be there too. Hope to see him there ❤️
November 9, 2018
If it wasn't for my husband, Vic Schoepf, I would have never had the pleasure of meeting this amazing Gentleman among gentlemen, Hank Merino. I met Hank in 1993 soon after Vic and I met. After their Thursday night tennis match, the Tennis Crew would occasionally meet up with the wives. On one of those Thursday nights, I was lucky enough to join along. It was all uphill from there. Hank and Judy were there for me through Vic's illness, they were there celebrating our wedding, and to this day have remained our closest friends. Hank is and truly will always be a shining light in my life. Our love for him is forever. He will truly be missed.
November 9, 2018
I knew from the beginning when I met Hank Merino that I had made a lifelong friend. I met Hank at North Dallas Racquet Club in 1978 which continued at Brookhaven Country Club. Our tennis playing time together was the beginning of a 40-year friendship. I moved to Granbury in 2000, but our friendship has continued forever. During those years we enjoyed many sailing excursions to the Caribbean and Pacific Islands with our tennis buddies. Hank and I enjoyed a Canadian adventure together - fishing for Walleye and Northern Pike. We had countless laughs, good times, dinners and holiday parties. I will truly miss all those good times and will always remember Hank, a wonderful friend.
November 5, 2018
I first met Hank at the North Dallas Racket Club shortly after I arrived in Dallas in 1975. It was the beginning of a 40 year friendship that included about 20 years of tennis together. During this time, thanks to our mutual friend Bob Weisberg, we also spent many weeks sailing together with our tennis buddies. These trips included the British Virgin Islands, the Windward Islands, Tonga, and Tahiti. When our knees and other joints began to fail us we moved on to golf. We went on many golf trips together including Hot Springs Village, WinStar Golf Club, Turtle Hill Golf Club, Phoenix, and Sedona. Many times when competing with Hank he would win a hole after being in some impossible position and then chipping to one inch from the hole or making a 20 foot putt! When Hank could no longer play 18 holes of golf, we would have lunch at Brookhaven Country Club after hitting a few golf balls on the range, and more recently, we would have breakfast together Saturday mornings at the Corner Bakery. He was one of my best friends. He brought much joy to my life. I miss him.
November 3, 2018
Hank and my husband, Rich, played tennis together for years and then, when knees gave out, they switched to regular golf outings with a few exotic sailing trips thrown in. I was always impressed by Hank's demeanor on the golf course and his short game! Recently, Hank, Rich, and several other tennis/golfing friends have had breakfast together every Saturday morning. What a raucous, fun loving group! Hank has been an important part of our Winslow family. We feel his absence and miss him.
November 3, 2018
I was lucky enough to be an honorary member of their boys golf outings and have wonderful memories of the heated competitions and hilarious banter!