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MERRIMAN - Donald R. Age 83, of South Whitehall Twp, PA, March 24, 2011, in Luther Crest. Husband of 60 years to Jean (Allen) Merriman; father of Stephen R. (Jill), Leslie A. (Michael W.) Knauss; brother of Janice A. Petty; grandfather of Kim and Ryan Merriman and Grace and Eliana Knauss. A graduate of Trinity School, NYC and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he was employed by the Buckeye Pipe Line Company for 38 years, retiring as President in 1987. In 1951 he was on loan to the Petroleum Administration for Defense in Washington. He served as Chairman of the Association of Oil Pipelines, an industry trade group, from 1985 to 1986. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Allentown where he was an Elder, Deacon and Trustee. He served in the US Navy from 1945 to 1946. He was active in Flotilla 10-2, Allentown of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, and a former member of the Executive Board of the Minsi Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America. Born in Rochester, NY, he was the son of the late H. Stewart and Elsa C. (Mork) Merriman. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 3, at 12:30 PM at Crest Hall at Luther Crest, 800 Hausman Road, Allentown, PA. Arrangements by BACHMAN, KULIK & REINSMITH FUNERAL HOME, Allentown. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Boys Scouts of America-Minsi Trails Council, 991 Postal Road, Allentown Pa 18109.

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