Vale – Merv Seres Updated

Vale – Merv Seres Updated

A True Legend in his Lifetime

6 January 1932 – 21 December 2015

Sadly Merv passed away peacefully at the Greenwich Hospital with his loving wife Olga and his family by his side on 21 December 2015.

The funeral service for Merv is to be held on Thursday 24 December 2015 at 10:30am at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, cnr Johnson and Oliver Street Freshwater.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (envelopes will be available at the Church).

May he rest in peace.

Merv was a unique man who had a varied and successful careers with a number of sporting organisations, both on and off the field in his adventurous life. Initially he played rugby union with the then St. George Rugby Union Club before having two years with the famous “Bluebags” Newtown District Rugby League Club in the 1950’s. To quote Merv “he was a dashing five-eight”. He then went off to Queensland and played rugby league in Bundaberg, Ipswich, Rockhampton and gained selection in the Queensland Country Wide Bay representative teams against the touring French, New Zealand and England Rugby League teams.

Merv was eventually lured back to Sydney rugby league and was graded with the Manly Warringah District Rugby League Club and went onto to play many grade games with the Club. Upon retiring from playing he became a Sports Trainer at the Club alongside the late Brian “Sheriff” Hollis. Merv later became for many years a highly respected and successful Sports Trainer at the “Home of Cricket” the Sydney Cricket Ground with the New South Wales Shield and Australian Test teams plus touring England with the Australian Test team, New South Wales Police and Australian Police representative teams.

In his younger days he was a noted rower with the famous North Narrabeen Surf Life Saving Club and was a true supporter of the Men of League Foundation.

Merv will be dearly missed by his wife Olga and their lovely Family comprising their sons, daughters and partners plus their grandsons and granddaughters.

Everywhere Merv went in his life he made a mark and formed many great friendships in the sporting and general community and these countless people will always remember him with great affection.

By Ken Vessey 

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