Home Page

Mervin  KEY

 

 Nato nel 1929 a Wichita Falls nel Texas, Ť cresciuto ad Ada in Oklahoma e dopo aver frequentato la locale Universitŗ si Ť laureato in legge in quella di Houston nel 1954 ed ha praticato la professione fino al 1997.

 Al ritorno dal fronte della guerra di Corea, si distinse come imprenditore edile, scrittore, restauratore e Campione di Bridge.

 Tra le sue maggiori affermazioni ricordiamo la medaglia d'argento ai Campionati del Mondo a Squadre del 1962 e la conquista della Reisinger del 1964.

 Lo ricordiamo anche come fondatore del Bridge Studio di Houston.

 Tra il 1974 ed il 1980 Ť stato partner della Houston's Mayfair Homes Development Company.

Sposato, ha avuto 4 figli ed ha vissuto dal 1980 al 1987 in Belize a San Pedro, dove ha ideato e contribuito a costruire quel luogo di sogno che Ť il Victoria House Hotel.

Si Ť spento a Houston nel 2006 dopo una breve battaglia con un cancro ad un polmone.

Mervin was born on August 13th, 1929, in Wichita Falls, Texas.

He grew up in Ada, Oklahoma. He attended the University of Oklahoma, completing law school at the University of Houston and passing the Texas bar exam in 1954. Mervin served with the 3rd Infantry Division, 15th Infantry Regiment during the Korean War and was stationed on the front lines near Outpost Kelly.

An avid fan of contract bridge, he founded the Bridge Studio of Houston and competed in the World Team-of-Four Championship in New York City in 1962. From 1974 to 1980 he was a partner in Houstonís Mayfair Homes Development Company.

In 1980, he financed and built the Victoria House hotel in San Pedro, Belize, where he lived until 1987.

Mervin bought the land and at the time people would say, ďdonít buy this land, itís way too far from town, no one will ever go that far for a hotel.Ē Merv knew better. He opened Mervinís Hole in the Wall after helping to build Victoria House and introduced San Pedranos to American hot dogs and yummiest. Mervin was many islandersí first boss.

In his 70ís Mervin learned to build websites and built a Korean veteran website that has brought great memories and friends together over the years.

Mervin practiced law until 1997. He maintained a large website, mervino.com dedicated to his fellow soldiers at Camp Kelly, his family, and his many friends from San Pedro. Mervin was preceded in death by his daughter Sarah, and is survived by his children Kevin, Shannon, Adam and Jenny, and grandsons David, Brian, Owen, Gabriel and Finnegan.

  Indice / Index

Precedente / Previous

Successivo / Next