Dr. Murat. A. Merdinolu, a former Wilton resident, died peacefully in the Connecticut Hospice surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Aug. 18, 1932 in Istanbul, Turkey, the son of the late Mihran and Mayreni Merdinoglu. He had a younger brother Hagop and is survived by his older brother Garbis Merdinoglu.
Merdinolu graduated from the University of Istanbul Medical School in 1956. He then spent two years in the Air Force. In 1958 he came to the United States and met wife, Carol Egnor, while interning at Grasslands Hospital where she was a nurse. They were married in 1959 and raised a family while he practiced as an OB/GYN in Norwalk and Ridgefield, Conn.