Merrill C. Schiffman of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away last week at age 88. Founder of Merco Container and Global Equipment, Ltd., he was the beloved husband of Sandy Linn Schiffman, nee Kerstein and the late Susan Schiffman; loving father of Penny (Joel) Field, James (Kim) Schiffman, and the late Sari Beatty. He is also survived by Sandy’s children, Caren (John Fitzik) Linn and Robin (David) Cohen; adored Papa of Rachel (Michael) Haug, Josh and Amy Field, Samantha (Max) Joseph, Emily and Zachary Schiffman, Hayley, Maya, and Jocelyn Cohen, Alex and Ashley Fritkin; proud Pop-Pop of Parker and Madison; devoted son of the late Jack and the late Ida Schiffman; cherished brother of Judy (Ronald) Kochman; and treasured uncle and friend to many. 

Merrill will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him. The graveside service and shiva will be private. The service was livestreamed at Under Recent Services, click on Merrill’s photograph and scroll down to Service Details. 

Contributions may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PANCAN) at

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