John S. "Jack" Merrithew, 72, of Searsport passed away at home May 3, 2019. He was a son of the late John T. and Margaret Merrithew. Born in Belfast, John settled in Searsport.

John was a Vietnam War veteran who loved the history of Searsport as well as the Civil War and reenacted history battles at Fort Knox. He enjoyed antiques in general. John was a volunteer firefighter, past Master Mason and previously a Shriner. For 17 years he served as a Searsport Selectman with his most recent role being chairman.

John was predeceased by his parents, John T. and Margaret Merrithew.

He is survived by his wife Rebecca Merrithew of Searsport; his son John V. Merrithew of Searsport; and four cousins.

There will be visitation Friday, May 17, from 5 to 6 p.m. with a memorial service beginning at 6 p.m. in his honor at Riposta Funeral Home. Burial will be at Bowditch Cemetery in Searsport at a later date. Memories and condolences may be shared at