San Mateo Daily Journal
It is with great sadness that we announce the recent passing of our brother James Mason “Jamie” Merchant. He was 56 years old. James was the youngest of five children born to Bill and Dee Merchant on May 27, 1965 in San Mateo, CA. He grew up in Hillsborough, CA and was a happy boy who did well in school, dearly loved his retriever companion Heather and black cat Rocky, and was an accomplished golfer who particularly enjoyed many well-played rounds at the Olympic Club. After graduating from San Mateo High School in 1983, James earned an undergraduate degree in English Literature from UC Santa Barbara and a graduate degree in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco.