March 7, 2013
Sadao “Sam” Tachibana, 88, of Mililani, formerly of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired auto mechanic at Orchid Isle Auto Center in Hilo, died at home. He was also an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Company H, 2nd Battalion. He was born in Lanai City. He is survived by daughters Gail Tachibana and Merle Yusi; brother Walter Matsumoto; sisters Doris Kanemitsu, Betsy Irei and Dorothy English; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Private urn committal services. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.