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Merle Hilliard
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Birth: Sep. 18, 1921
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Jul. 19, 2011
Century City
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Merle Hilliard passed away on July 19, 2011.

He was born in Minneapolis on September 18, 1921, the son of Ethel and Louis Goldberg, and was raised in Minot, North Dakota. Merle received an undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota, two graduate degrees from the Harvard Business School, and a Doctorate in Business Administration from USC.

Merle was an officer in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He founded the Sonnet Group and was President, subsequently Chairman, for sixty years. He was an active member of the Young Presidents' Organization in the 1960's and 70's. More recently, he was a member of the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors and of the Brentwood Country Club.

Merle is survived by his wife, the former Audrey Harris; by his three sons from a previous marriage, Brooks (Ruth), David (Marchell), and William (Heather); by four grandchildren, Marisa, Beth, Justin, and Lauren; as well as many cousins and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at Hillside Mortuary on July 22, 2011 at 12:00 p.m.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on July 21, 2011. 
Hillside Memorial Park
Culver City
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Jul 20, 2011
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Merle Hilliard
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- Ryan D. Curtis
 Added: Jul. 20, 2011

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