Thomas Tatsuo Sakamoto, 70, of Hilo died March 6, 2013, at Hilo Medical Center. Born Nov. 17, 1942, in Lanai City, Lanai, he was a retired mechanic and member of the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, Big Island Water Garden Club and Big Island Aquarium Society.
Friends may call at 3:30 p.m. March 30 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a 5 p.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn.
He is survived by wife, Violet Sakamoto of Hilo; son, Shayne (Lori Ann) Sakamoto of Hilo; daughters, Michelle (Michael) Kobayashi, Sharlene (Stephen) Sakamoto-Chaves and Tammy (Robert Gavel Jr.) Sakamoto, all of Hilo; brother, Morrey (Violet) Sakamoto of Sacramento, Calif.; sisters, Sally (Patrick) Matsuoka and Amy Ito, both of Honolulu, Lorraine (Michael) Kitagawa of Kahului, Maui; numerous grandchildren and cousins.
Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.