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Taps: Tom Tamotsu Kato

April 16, 2016

628-1Tom Tamotsu Kato, 85, a retired Air Force senior master sergeant who served 42 years as an aircraft mechanic in the US Air Force and Hawaii Air National Guard, passed away on February 22, 2016 in Honolulu. He was born in Lilikoi, Maui and was a veteran of the Korean War.

He is survived by sons Glen (Carlyn) Kato and Wayne (Jodi Ito) Kato; daughter Debbie (Matthew) Ogata; brother Roy (Ella) Kato; grandchild Blossom (Brian) Kennedy and great-grand-children Jasmine Kennedy and Brody Kennedy.

Private services with military honors were held on March 17, 2016 at Punchbowl-National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No monetary offerings requested.

Webmaster Comments: Tom Kato was aircraft maintenance retiree who served on the fighter flightline for many years.  One of the Guardmembers who was part of the transition from the F-102 Deuces, through the F-4 Phantoms into the F-15 Eagles.  A true professional.  Aloha Pumehana Tom.

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