In Memory of John Merold

John Merold

In loving memory: Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, and friend. John passed away peacefully after a 6 year battle with prostate cancer. We have created this page to accept donations in his honor, to help support research that will hopefully, one day, find a cure for prostate cancer. We are certain he is now running the bridge group in Heaven.

Tell us about him/her: John H. Merold of Oak Hill, VA passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at the age of 77 after his courageous battle with cancer. He was the son of the late Harry Merold and Ruth (Freeman) Merold. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Beth; children Doug (Kathy), Anita (Mike), Daniel (Heather), and Joshua; grandchildren, Alina, Nicholas, Dylan, Ethan, Jace and Harper; sisters, Larrie Maines (Harry) and Maggie Lynn (Rocky) and numerous nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by sisters Diane Merold and Patricia McLean. Raised in Arlington, VA, John graduated from Wakefield High School in 1958 and Virginia Tech in 1962. He worked as a mechanical engineer (civilian) and retired from the US Navy, Naval Sea Systems Command in 1997. Stop by and say goodbye to our beloved John, Johnny or JMFB at the Fairfax Station Train Museum on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 between 1 and 3 PM. Address is 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039. Refreshments will be served. In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory can be made to The Prostate Cancer Foundation at

What made him/her happy? Playing the slots, bridge, bowling, his Virginia Tech Hokies, sometimes the Redskins, often the Nationals, and the Caps. Working on cars, teaching his kids to work on cars, ... and trains. Watching movies over and over again...and sometimes reciting a line or two from those movies. And vanilla cake, with lots of vanilla icing.

I created this page on behalf of myself and: The Merold Family ~~With much love~~ Beth, Doug, Anita, Dan, Josh and our families