Bruce  Merwin

Bruce Martin Campbell Merwin

Thursday, September 27th, 1951 - Friday, June 5th, 2020
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Bruce Martin Campbell Merwin, age 68, died at his home in St. Augustine on June 5, 2020. Bruce was born into a Florida military family on September 27, 1951, on an Air Force base in Travis County, Texas. While in high school in Miami, Bruce began working in theater and singing in a rock band. Acting and singing pursuits continued, interrupted by a four-year stint in the Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy. Back in Florida from the Navy, Bruce acted during two summers in Cross and Sword in St. Augustine. With help of the GI Bill, he was able to obtain degrees in technical theater (Florida School of the Arts, Palatka, Florida) and cinema production (Columbia College, Hollywood, California). Early in his career he joined the Union (IATSE). He was in multiple locals and was especially proud of his work as camera operator and DP with International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE 600). He also produced his own films and worked as a freelance videographer.
Bruce loved everything about movies – making them, watching them, talking about them. Late in life he also developed a passion for Zumba dancing. He was a Master Mason and an Episcopalian.
He is survived by his wife, Anne Buynitzky Merwin; son, Louie Austin Merwin (Brittany); sister, Helene Cristal Merwin of St. Augustine; brother, Miles Carlos Anthony Merwin (Polly) of Collierville, Tennessee; sister-in-law, Loye Merwin of St. Augustine; several nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents, Helene Harvey Merwin and Clarence Edgar Merwin, Jr. and by his oldest sibling, Clarence Edgar Merwin, III.
Private burial took place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Palatka.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, June 15, 2020 at Trinity Episcopal Church in St. Augustine. A reception will follow the service at the Merwin home, 120 La Quinta Place in St. Augustine.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Bruce’s Book of Memories page at .
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
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  • Service

    Monday, June 15th, 2020 | 1:30pm
    Monday, June 15th, 2020 1:30pm
    Trinity Episcopal Church
    215 St. George St
    St.Augustine, FL 32084
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  • Interment

    Oak Hill Cemetery
    2900 Crill Avenue
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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Posted at 02:20pm
RIP. Brother Bruce Merwin; You were our Friend, Our coworker & Our Filmmaker. This Tree represents You like, your Memory. It will continue Growing
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Dr. Jerry Gilmer

Posted at 09:50pm
I was deeply saddened to learn of Bruce's passing. I have known Bruce as a choir member and soloist at St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church where I am a co-organist. Having seen him at my home church, Trinity, I invited him to sing in our choir. I was delighted to have him sing in our bass section. I have thought of him as a good friend, and I will miss him. My wife also knew him, and we send our condolences to Anne and the family. Jerry Gilmer

Laurie Keller

Posted at 08:49pm
Bruce will be very much missed at Trinity Episcopal Parish and in our choir!

Jay Ginn

Posted at 11:27am
Our deepest sympathy to the family of Bruce Merwin. He was a really good person and we have many memories over the years of time spent with him. He will remain on our hearts, and we know while his passing leaves a gap in our lives, he is no longer in any pain. May god bless and comfort all of his family

Jay and Linda Ginn and family
Ginn Financial Group Staff.

Nancy Quatrano

Posted at 05:24pm
Wishing you peace and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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