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Date Sent:      March 04, 2015
Subject:           The Passing of Bob Merritt
From:               John Bondon
EBCHG member and sometimes hike leader, Diane, wrote to me last week to inform me that fellow member, Bob Merritt, passed away. I could not express any better than what she wrote, so with her permission, I am sharing it all with you below:
    I just wanted to let you know that Bob Merritt, a wonderful friend that I met from the EBCHG, passed away on Sunday due to complications from surgery he had in December. Some of the other hikers, like Will and Mars, knew Bob and perhaps others.

    Bob was a great friend. Not only did he hike, but he ran full and half marathons around the world… was an avid backpacker…and up until last fall was a search and rescue hiker in the sierras. Will and I backpacked with Bob’s group in Yosemite in 2007 or 2008, and the man was a pro. His wife of almost 49 years, Robin, also hiked on occasion with the EBCHG.

Our collective thoughts and prayers are with his wife and family.

Happy Trails,


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