Posted On October 26th, 2010 -


Toma Tasaki, 102, of Honolulu, born in Waimea, Big Island, died on September 21, 2010. He is survived by his wife Matsue; son Thomas; daughter Susan; and 3 grandchildren.

He was a retired public school administrator. McKinley High School 1925, University of Hawaii BA 1929, 5th year certificate 1951 Leadership Training Program 1958-1960, grad courses; Dept. of Education Management Training, Prog. Tchr. Hilo Inter. & High Schools 1929-43; Director Recreation Hilo Recreation Com. 1938-1940; Admin. Ast. Schools, Hawaii 1946-49, all on Hawaii; Principals for schools Honolulu 1951-59; Department District Supervisor Oahu Secondary Schools 1959-62, Supervising Principal secondary schools 1962-64; Principal Lanakila School 1964-71; Secretary Foremost Financial Co. since 1960. US Military Intelligence & Infantry, China-Burma India Theater; received Bronze Star 1943-45. Director Oahu Health Coun. 1962-66, Kalihi-Palama Com. Coun. (sec. 1966); life member University of Hawaii Alumni Association. (dir. 1963-66) NEA & Hawaii Education Association member. Department Elementary School Principal American Association School Administration, National Association, Secondary School Principal American Legion (commander Hilo Post No. 3 1948-49). MIS Veteran Club (president 1961-62) Received State’s Outstanding Club President Award 1962), BSA (Scoutmaster Hilo Troop 30 1939-43, Hawaii commissioner 1948-49; received Silver Beaver Award 1949). Name Chairman of Committee Father of the Year for Education 1969, University of Hawaii Alumni Association. Outstanding Alumnus 1970.

Visitation will be on Friday (Oct 29) at Borthwick Mortuary at 9:30 a.m. Service will start at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be at Hawaii State Veteran’s Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran