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Robert John Merlo, DVM


Nov. 7, 1941 – Aug. 14, 2015

"Dr. Bob" was born to Esther and John Merlo in Joliet, Ill and moved to California where he attended San Mateo High School, serving as Senior Class President and distinguishing himself as a fiercely competitive football and track athlete. Nick-named "Big Horse," he set the SMHS Bearcat shot-put record in 1960 while finishing 2nd in the state of California. He played a year of football at SJSU then in 1962 he set the College of San Mateo shot-put record which stood for over 40 years. He took a track scholarship to University of Houston then transferred to Colo...

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