Tadao “Tad” Murata, 92

Tadao “Tad” Murata, 92, of Wailuku, passed away peacefully on June 2, 2014, surrounded by his family, at his Wailuku home under the care of Hospice Maui. He was born on August 19, 1921 in Kahului, Maui.

Private funeral services were held at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission.

Tadao was a World War II veteran in the United States Army assigned to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). He retired as the President and General Manager of Mid Pac Sales, a wholesale distributor of confectionary products.

He is survived by his wife, Misayo; sons, Donald (Noreen), Brian, Alan (Ruth), and Craig; grandsons, Reece and Jonathan; granddaughter, Misa; and sister, Hisako Tatsumoto of Kaneohe.

The family requests no koden. Donations can be sent to Wailuku Hongwanji Mission or Hospice Maui in remembrance of Tadao Murata.