Jan. 14, 2012
John Mertus, 72, of Hilo, a retired ophthalmologist and a Navy lieutenant, died at home. He was born in Michigan. He is survived by wife Joanne; son Paul; daughters Anne Davis, Malia Bauer, Lisa Shelton and Amy Milner; sisters Mary “Susie” Thies and Ruth Strohminger; and 14 grandchildren. Private services.