A scholarship memorial fund has been set up by friends of Leslie Charles Merrell. Donated funds will go toward Merrell’s two daughters.
Friends of Leslie Charles Merrell, the avid hiker who lost his life in a tragic hiking accident on March 18, 2012, have established a Memorial Fund to aid his two teenage daughters during this trying time.
Leslie was a carpenter as well as an avid hiker and outdoorsman. He belonged to the group O’ahu Hikers & Adventurers. As group organizer, Leslie was able to fulfill his hiking passion. He led hikes around the island 2-3 times per week and often repeated his favorite hikes numerous times. Leslie was an integral part of the Hawaii hiking community. Originally from Carrollton, Georgia, Leslie was a widowed husband and the father to two amazing girls.
Every dollar counts! There is a brick-and-mortar account at:
FRIENDS OF LESLIE CHARLES MERRELL
c/o American Savings Bank – Main Branch
PO Box 2300
Honolulu, HI 96804
You can mail contributions of any amount there, or go to any American Savings Bank branch and make a donation to the “FRIENDS OF LESLIE CHARLES MERRELL”. The purpose of this account is to collect donations from the friends of the late Leslie Charles Merrell. The account is a scholarship fund for Leslie’s surviving teenage children, Holly and Kelly Merrell.
The outpouring of support for the Merrell family has been tremendous in the hiking community. Please alert fellow local hikers of this new development from this tragic event.