Hap Merriman, a lifelong resident of Providence, R.I., and Little Compton, died Nov. 16, 1997, at the Chaffee Nursing Home in East Providence. His wife, Anne Kilvert Merriman, a leader in women's activities in Providence, had predeceased him on June 15, 1991.
Hap attended St. George's School in Newport, R.I. At Princeton he majored in economics, was a member of Cap and Gown, and served on the executive committee of the Class of '28 for some years.
Following graduation he was a partner in the Miller and George Investment Firm, which later merged with Advest, where he became v.p. and served until he retired in 1996. He was in the Navy during WWII, attaining the rank of commander.
He was on many boards and clubs and was a church vestryman, but his great love was sailing. He had three sons, and he sailed and raced with them for three decades with the Sakonnet Yacht Club, where for some time he was commodore. He was also an avid golfer, playing in state amateur championships. He is survived by his three sons, six grandchildren, and one greatgrandchild. The class extends its sympathy to his family.
The Class of 1928