Thomas Hashimoto, 84, of Kilauea peacefully passed away at his daughters’ home in Kilauea on February 12, 2019. He was born in Haena, Kauai on July 13, 1934 and retired from National Tropical Botanical Gardens, Limahuli, Haena as a Foreman/Landscape Maintenance and the late Juliet Rice Wichman Family Estate in Haena, Kauai.
Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Mahiula Sr. and Dora (Poe) Hashimoto; brothers, John (Jack) Hashimoto, George (Gabby) Hashimoto Sr. and Joseph Mahiula Hashimoto Jr.; sister, Violet Hashimoto Goto; sisters-in-law, Florence Kaala Hashimoto and Helen Hashimoto; son-in-law, Howard “Kachi” Tadashi Yokotake Jr.; nephew, Thomas Kaina Hideo Hashimoto.
Thomas is survived by his wife, Annie Tai Hook Hashimoto, children, Thomasine Leilani Romas, Valerie Ann Leolani Yokotake, Haven (Bert) Iwalani Dawbarn, Taryn (Kelii Alapai) Nalani Hashimoto, Dancette (Patrick) Lani Green, Kimberly (Ronnie Gorospe) Wailani Tai Hook, Shann (Kelly Boro) Anolani Hashimoto, Junedale Ualani Hashimoto and Jodi Keala Hashimoto-Omo; 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Wanda Hashimoto, Travis Leimomi Tubal; brothers-in-law, Wilbert “Afuk” (Mieko) Tai Hook and Henry (Rikki) Tai Hook Jr.; Hanai children, Chipper & Hau’oli Wichman, David “Kawika” Goodale, Lee Gushiken, Emily Cadiz; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and extended family and dear friends.
Uncle Tom’s Celebration of Life “Paina” will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Wai'oli Hui'ia Church in Hanalei with visitation from 8:00 a.m. and services celebrated at 10:00 a.m..