Tom Merkel age 59
Artist and Friend
Tom is survived by his brothers Nicholas, Benjamin, and Henry.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Tom moved to Southern California with his family at the age of 13. In 1976 he made Santa Barbara his home. Several things stand as hallmarks of his thirty years as a Santa Barbaran. He never veered from the artist's path. He truly felt a calling, a sense of destiny. Neither did he stray from kindness, friendliness, generosity, and gentleness.
All who would like to celebrate the life of "Merkel" are invited to a memorial to be held at Cold Spring Tavern on Tuesday, December 13th, 6PM - 10 PM. All are welcome, please bring memories, stories, and photographs.
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Info: Barry Hollis 805 453 2866