William E. Merritt passed away on March 18, 2018 at Heartland Hospice House.
He was born in Wilmington, DE to the late Elmer and Ella May Merritt. Bill was a graduate of P.S. DuPont High School and Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. He owned and operated Johnson’s Pharmacy for 25 years. Bill then continued his career with Christiana Care until his retirement. Bill was past president of the Delaware Pharmaceutical Society and served on the Delaware State Board of Pharmacy. He enjoyed spending time at the beach and boating.
Bill was preceded in death by his sons, Bill, Jr. and Scott A. Merritt. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Helen Louise Merritt; his son, Michael E. Merritt and his wife Kim; Bill Jr.'s wife of 30 years, Mary C. Walsh; and his grandchildren, Brian, Megan, Alex, James and John.
Friends may call on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 11:30-12:00 p.m. at the McCrery & Harra Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803 where a memorial service will follow at 12:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the The Michael J. Fox Foundation in memory of Bill Merritt, Jr,. P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014.