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Frank Merrifield

Frank Merrifield, 85; Leader Of Local Jehovah’s Witnesses
IN MEMORIAM

Frank Merrifield, 85; Leader

Of Local Jehovah’s Witnesses

Frank Merrifield

HARTWICK – Frank Merrifield, 85, presiding overseer of the Schuyler Lake Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, died Nov. 1, 2017, at Focus Rehabilitation & Nursing Center at Otsego.

He was born Sept. 20, 1932, in Girard, Ohio, to Walter and Lida (Goist) Merrifield.

From infancy, Frank was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness and at the age of 12 was baptized, beginning his lifelong dedication to serving his God, Jehovah.  As a youngster he enjoyed raising goats and playing tag.

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