Merv Miyashiro, 95, owner of Tropics Barber Shop in Crenshaw Square, died peacefully at home on July 11, 2020.
Originally from Hawaii, he moved to L.A. and entered the hairstyling business. Over the years he owned four shops: two in L.A., one in Oxnard, and one in Beverly Hills.
An avid golfer, he achieved a hole-in-one four times. His greatest passion was singing and playing his guitar and ukulele to entertain others. He was a faithful Catholic and parishioner at St. Luke’s, Temple City. His survived by his wife Sue; son Pete; daughters Trina (Gilbert) Morrell, Julie (Tommy) Kochiyama, Sheri (Joe) Palus; brother Warren (Helen) Miyashiro; sister Myrtle Oganeku; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild, many nieces nephews and other relatives.
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