Passed away in September of 2018. He was laid to rest next to his wife, Ruth, and his infant son, Jonathan on April 8th 2019. He is survived by a son, a daughter, two granddaughters, one grandson, and nieces and nephews. Tom attended McKinley High School. It was there that he met his future wife Ruth Matsumoto. While at McKinley, he would win awards for public speaking in English and Japanese. Tom worked at Beneficial Standard Life with his brother, Thomas N. Yamabe I, in his twenties. He also worked at the Hawaii Farm Bureau, the Planning commission of Honolulu, the Better Business Bureau, and was a gentleman farmer of a big fruit tree farm in Kahuku. Later he would return to insurance sales at Island Insurance. Tom loved to golf, even making a Hole in One at the Hawaii Kai golf course later in life. He was involved in politics during the John A. Burns era. And was a collector of art from his lifelong friend Tadashi Sato. He also loved to sing and play the ukulele. Later in life he traveled with Ruth to Japan to find relatives. They also visited Israel, went on an Alaskan cruise, and of course had many trips to Vegas.
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