John Merwin, who developed a lifelong love of fishing while growing up along the banks of the Comstock Brook in Wilton, died Feb. 20 in Lebanon, N.H., according to an obituary that appeared Feb. 26 in The New York Times. He was 66. According to the obituary, he had been hospitalized with several illnesses.
Mr. Merwin was the son of Gus and Ellie (Treadwell) Merwin. Gus was a Wilton native, according to Walt Smith of Forrest Lane, who said he was a good friend of the elder Merwin.