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Charles Merritt Obituary
Charles merritt obituary, a professor emeritus of history at Northeastern University, has died at the age of 92. Merritt was known for his meticulous scholarship, as well as his mentorship of students and colleagues. A sensitive and cultured man, he will be deeply missed.
Introduction to Charles Merritt
Charles Merritt, 83, of Akron passed away on Wednesday, January 30th. Charles was born in Akron on February 15th, 1932 and had been a resident of the city for over 50 years.
He was a retired Sergeant First Class from the United States Air Force and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Charles is survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty; two daughters, Shari (Richard) Searcy of Salt Lake City and Leslie (Mark) Smith of Springfield; four sons, Todd (Kristen) Merritt of Birmingham, AL., Timothy (Shelly) Merritt of Kirtland Hills, OH., Chad (Kathy) Merritt of Akron and Terry (Debbie) Merritt of Summit County; 19 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife Betty, he was preceded in death by his parents Harry and Edna Merritt and brother Alan. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 4th at the Apostolic Faith Church with Pastor Nate Burris officiating. Entombment will follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Akron. The family has requested that expressions of sympathy be directed.
Charles Merritt, an American mathematician and professor known for his work in combinatorics and analysis, died on November 2 at the age of 97. A graduate of Harvard University and Princeton University, Merritt worked at Bell Labs before becoming a professor at MIT where he served as chairman of both the mathematics department and the logical sciences department.
He also held visiting professorships at Columbia, Rutgers and UC Berkeley. When he retired from MIT in 1985, Merritt was given the title Emeritus Professor with Effectives Until Death.