Merritt Winfield Demby, 63 of Thompsontown, MD departed this life on Thursday, July 2, 2009. He was born January 6, 1946 in Secretary, MD. He was the son of the late Roland Demby Sr., and Laura Demby. He attended the public schools of Dorchester County.\n \n Merritt was employed at Koski Enterprises for approximately 13 years until he retired this year. Merritt (known as Pop-Pop) was loved by everyone who knew him. Merritt was full of life and fun to be around. He liked to laugh and have a good time. Merritt loved people and would help anyone who needed a helping hand. Merritt was always neat. He was very stylish during his younger years and kept his white wall tires and car clean. Merritt will be missed very much.\n \n He leaves to mourn, a son Master Sergeant Dwayne Marine, Sr., (U.S. Army) a daughter in law, Angela Marine, three grandchildren Dwayne Jr., and Alexis of Pasco, Texas and Tasha of Cambridge, MD., two brothers, Frederick Demby (Terry) of Cambridge, MD; George Demby (Patricia) of Hurlock, MD; two sisters, Thelma Dobson and Pearl Boggs of Hurlock, MD; another sister in law, Darlene Demby of Cambridge and two brother in laws, Wilbur Sampson and Nice Cornish of Hurlock, MD; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins.\n \n He was preceded in death by his parents Roland Sr., and Laura Demby; six brothers: Charles William, Roland Jr., Lester, Floyd, James, and Clifton Demby; four sisters, Shirley, Vivian, Rhoda and Ida Bell Parker.\n \n Don't grieve for me, I'm free. I am following the path God laid for me. I took his hand when I heard him call; I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day, to laugh to love, to work or play. Tasks undone must stay that way. I found that peace at close of day. If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, ah yes, these things I too will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow. I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life's been full, I've savored much, good friends, good times, a loved one's touch. Perhaps, my time seemed all too brief; don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your hearts and share with me, God wanted me now: He set me free.