Nov. 23, 2012
Merrill Shigematsu Murakami, 73, of Hilo, a retired Salvation Army Interim Home youth counselor, died at home. He was born in St. Louis. He is survived by wife May R.; sons Kevin and Shawn; daughters Joslyn Tamura, Kristi Doran and Lisha Gomez; sisters Lois Matsuda and Carol Pena; and five grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.