Tsugio Iwamoto, “Larry”
Tsugio Iwamoto, Age 96, of Honolulu, was sent toward enlightenment on March 17, 2022.

Tsugio was born to Shichiro and Shizue Iwamoto in Honolulu, the third of five children. Nisei. When World War II started, Tsugio was a student at McKinley High School and joined the Keawe Corp., cutting bushes and keawe trees along the Waianae coastline for enhanced military viewing against enemy invasion. He then enlisted in the Army and served as Sergeant head guard.

In 1948, Tsugio married high school friend Margaret Miyeko Nakagawa. They were married for 74 years and raised two sons.

After the war, Tsugio began working at Harry's Cabinet and Curio Shop eventually becoming the foreman and remained there until its closing. Tsugio then started working at CS Wo and Sons which became Home World as salesman and finally as assistant manager and then retired later in 1992 at 67.

Family was so important to Tsugio, something he often mentioned. He lived by his favorite saying: Always do your best. This was reflected in the way he expressed his love to his immediate and extended family along with how he supported his children and grandchildren. He was always so proud of his World War II experiences and always relayed his memories during the war. He also enjoyed eating and traveling to visit his children and grandchildren, cooking, being with family and friends.

Tsugio was preceded in death by his parents, Shichiro and Shizue Iwamoto, and siblings Douglas Iwamoto, Helen Ushijima, and Priscilla Hirose. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Margaret Iwamoto, sons Keith (Althea) Iwamoto and Craig (Diane) Iwamoto, grandchildren Dr. Sean (Andy) Iwamoto and Dr. Kate Iwamoto, and many nieces and nephews and brother Anthony (Tony) Iwamoto.

Tsugio's generosity, kindness, easygoing disposition, smile, care for others before himself, and desire for generations after him to succeed will be genuinely missed. We look forward to seeing you again one day, Dad.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, June 17, 2022, at Hosoi Mortuary. Visitation begins at 11:30 AM. Service to follow at 12:30 PM. Interment at Punchbowl National Cemetery at 3:00 PM. Masks required. Aloha attire requested. In lieu of flowers please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.

Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

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