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TV5's Sam Merrill laid to rest

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    Friday, February 26 2016 3:40 PM EST2016-02-26 20:40:51 GMT
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    Beloved husband, father, son and brother passed away suddenly Thursday, February 25, 2016. 

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    Beloved husband, father, son and brother passed away suddenly Thursday, February 25, 2016. 

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SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

Sam Merrill has been laid to rest.

TV5 did not have a noon newscast on March 1, but instead played a special tribute to Sam.

Sam was a mainstay here at TV5. An anchor, a reporter, and a cherished friend to many of us.

He collapsed at home Thursday, Feb. 25, and passed away, leaving behind his beloved wife, Katy, and son, James.

Sam first appeared on your screens in 1990. He left for a short time to work in his boyhood home of Pittsburgh but returned in 2002.

Many of you knew him not only during his time on your TV screen, but through the various boards and community groups he was a part of.

Our hearts are heavy here as we try to understand the loss. But we ask that your thoughts and prayers are with his family.

In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to James Alexander Merrill, c/o Franklin Templeton, Financial Investment Services, 17628 Oakwood Drive, Spring Lake, Michigan, 49456, to support his son’s college education.

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