Thomas Tsutomu Araki, 86, of Honaunau, died June 26, 2013, at Kona Community Hospital. Born June 21, 1927, in Olaa, he was a coffee farmer, restaurant cook, aikido instructor, musician, fish cutter, former security guard for Kona Hilton Hotel, custodian for Honaunau School and an Army veteran.
Friends may call at 9 a.m. July 20 at Central Kona Union Church in Kealakekua for a 10 a.m. service. For information, call 989-5141.
He is survived by companion, LeeAnne Alu of Napoopoo; hanai daughter, Zorana (Gary) Acol of Las Vegas; sisters, Laura (Yoshi) Yano of Kealakekua, Betsy (Robert) Ban of Captain Cook; brother, John (Annie) Araki of Honolulu; two hanai grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.