Tatsumi Saruwatari, 79, of Hilo, died Sept. 25 at home. Born in Hakalau, he retired as a Warehouse Supervisor for KTA. Private services held. Survived by wife, Valerie J. Saruwatari of Hilo; son, Guy (Kathy) Saruwatari of Colorado; two daughters, Iris (Robert) Handa of Arizona, Susan Saruwatari of Hilo; brother, George M. (Dorothy) Hirowatari of Ninoole; three sisters, Helene Ikeda and Jane Hata, both of Hilo, Asako (Sumio) Shitabata of Papaaloa; five grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo. The family of Tatsumi Saruwatari requests no koden (monetary gifts).
Obituaries for October 12
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