Words do offer so much but sometimes they cannot fully express the sorrow that one feels. Today is a very sad day to know that one of our dearest friend, a gentle soul has left us, Thomas Tochiki. Thomas was truly a superb guy with lots of love and we are deeply sadden to hear of his passing. To the Tochiki family, may there be peace and loving warmth in your house at this most difficult time.

The below words beautifully colours our dear friend by his sister, Sarah. Thank you so much Sarah for allowing us to share these words of love for your brother.

From Sarah Tochiki

"Last night, heaven gained another angel. My brother Thomas passed away. Last week he went in for emergency heart surgery and was on the road to recovery. Last night his heart stopped. We will miss him dearly.

He loved live theater and movies. He was a gifted light designer for many of the theaters all over Oahu. We are very grateful to The Actor's Group Theater for being his theater family for all these years. That was where he shined. He loved to read and was the best baker. We will miss his custard pies. He was a humble and gentle, yet serious man, with the most caring heart. There will not ever be anyone like him.

His life was a gift. He was born with biliary atresia, without bile ducts in his liver. He was one of the first babies to get a liver transplant. Because of that donor he was able to live his life. Because of the efforts of many he was able to live and enjoy it.

Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers and please make sure you check off the organ donor box on your drivers license. Even though he was a recipient, he also checked off the organ donor box because he felt it was important. His corneas will be donated so that someone else may see. We got to enjoy 29 years with Thomas because of someones generosity.

Our family is working on arrangements. As soon as we have a plan, we will let everyone know."


Farewell dear gentle soul, may the light that you bestowed upon us now guide you on your next journey. Aloha

Celebration of Life for Thomas Tochiki will be held at the Mililani Mortuary Park in Waipio. Monday, April 2. Visitation from 5:30-6:30. Memorial Program starts at 6:30. All are welcome. He was a quiet and humble man so we ask for no flowers and casual attire.