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LAS VEGAS, NV: Merle E. (Doc) English, born March 18, 1933, in Pepperell, MA, son of the late William Garfield and Nina Mae Scott English of Dunstable, Mass., died peacefully of natural causes at his home on October 19, at 82 years young. He is survived by his devoted wife, Gina of Las Vegas; brothers, Duane of Salem, N.H.; Harold (Hank) of Townsend, Mass., Kenneth of Mason, N.H., Jack of Wentworth, N.H.; his daughter, Terri English Trusty and her husband, Scott of Londonderry, N.H.; sons, Brian and his wife, Kyle of Derry, N.H., Larry and his wife, Judy of Raleigh, N.C., and Mark of Worcester, Mass. He especially cherished his grandchildren, Benjamin English of Orlando, Fla., Matthew Dion of Salem, N.H., and Allyson Dion of Derry, N.H.

A veteran of the Army in the early 1950s, he served part of his time in France. He was a former volunteer firefighter in Groton, Mass. He received a National Salesman award at the 1964 New York Worlds Fair and a District Leadership Award in 1969, both from Singer Sewing Machine Company, where he worked for 12 years. He was owner of the former I.T.E. Hearing Aids of Salem, N.H. His hobbies included antiques, auto restoration, oil painting, puttering in his workshop/man cave, NASCAR, the Patriots, the Red Sox, and gardening (his flower gardening in Las Vegas was a struggle, but he kept on trying). He was an avid poker player, and aspired to be a professional. Recently, he added entrepreneur to his list of accomplishments, and was working on attaining a patent for his latest invention.

A celebration of life remembrance is being held at the Julie Hall of St. Joseph's Church, Main Street, Salem, NH, on Monday, November 9, 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Merle's memory to a charity of your choice.
Published on  November 1, 2015
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