Posted On January 22nd, 2012 -


Age 62, of Aiea, Hawaii, died January 5, 2012 in Straub Hospital, Honolulu, HI. Born in Buffalo, New York, he moved to Hawaii in his college years. The younger son of the late Judge William and Virginia Sari of Lackawanna, New York. Tom worked for the State of Hawaii as a social worker for 27 years and retired in 2003.

A gentle, warm-hearted person, Tommy was a loyal and fun-loving friend to many. He loved making people laugh and writing poems and short stories. Tom loved playing tennis. He was an enthusiastic Buffalo Bills’ football team fan and a faithful fan of UH sports. An avid reader, he was particularly knowledgeable about the Civil War and American Revolutionary War era. He loved planning and taking trips and vacations with his wife and family.

Tom is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Lynn Sari; brother, James (Sharon) Sari; their children, William Sari and Anneliese Parisi; mother-in-law, Sueno Miyasato; sister-in-law, Nancy (Alan Nitta) Miyasato and their children, Jolie Nakamura and Benjamin Nitta.

He is deeply missed by his family and many friends. We are with you always. Private services.

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran