The Washington Post’s Roxanne Roberts describes publisher Philip Merrill as “a bold, exuberant bundle of energy, someone who never faded into the woodwork.” The stirring tribute includes homage to Merrill from colleagues past and present, including Washingtonian Editor Jack Limpert, publisher Bill Regardie and Lynne Cheney.
“Some guys mumble through life. Some converse. Phil Merrill blared through seven decades, usually at the top of his lungs. He talked loud, argued loud, and — this is key — laughed loud.”
The Washington Post also includes Merrill’s obit, chronicling the triumphs and accomplishments of the publisher’s life.
The Capital Newspaper blog now includes an impressive collection of tributes from friends and colleagues, including Dick Cheney.