Yale '62 - Obituaries - Alan Macaulay Merrill

Alan M. Merrill

Born: September 29, 1936
Died: June 7, 2003

Alan M. Merrill was born in Concord, New Hampshire, son of Everett and Mary Macaulay Merrill. He attended Concord High School and graduated from Kimball Union Academy in 1955.

Alan came to Yale in the Fall of 1955 as a member of the class of 1959. He attended Yale until January 1957 when he enlisted in the United States Army. He was stationed in Germany and was discharged as a Private First Class in February 1959.

In the Fall of 1959 Alan returned to Yale and affiliated with our class. He was a Mechanical Engineering major and a resident of Calhoun College. He played on the Calhoun football team. He was also a member of Phi Gamma Delta.

After Yale, Alan worked for the Polaroid Corporation as an engineer for more than 30 years. He and his family resided for many years in Acton, Massachusetts. He was a member of the Concord-Acton Squash Club and was well known as a dedicated community volunteer for many charitable and community activities. He also was a loyal and supportive alumnus of Kimball Union Academy.

After his retirement Alan and his wife Mary Jane F. Merrill resided in York, Maine. He died on June 7, 2003, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a brief illness. In addition to his wife, he was survived by his three daughters, Sarah Bishop Merrill of Cambridge, Mass., Elizabeth Jelliffe and her husband Christoph of London, England and Mary Macaulay of Arlington, Mass. He was also survived by a brother Calvin Merrill of Wyckoff, N.J., a sister Judy Hurley of North Conway, N.H., a sister-in-law Constance Merrill of Portsmouth, N.H., and his step-mother Hazel Merrill of Machias, Maine. His parents and his brother Norman Merrill predeceased him.

Memorial services were held at the Kittery Point First Congregational Church. The family requested that donations in lieu of flowers be made to Bishop House at Kimball Union Academy.