March 6, 2013
Thomas Tatsuo Sakamoto, 70, of Hilo, a retired mechanic, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Lanai City. He is survived by wife Violet H.; son Shayne; daughters Michelle Kobayashi, Sharlene Sakamoto-Chaves and Tammy Sakamoto; brother Morrey; sisters Sally Matsuoka, Amy Ito and Lorraine Kitagawa; and numerous grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire.