James Minoru Tobita, 89

James Minoru Tobita of Lahaina, HI passed peacefully at home on January 20, 2021. He was born on January 19, 1932 in Lahaina, Maui and raised there.

He graduated from Lahainaluna High School in 1950 and went on to work in Accounting as a Bookkeeper. He enjoyed playing the ukulele, going fishing, yard work in addition to his annual Vegas trips with the “boys.”

James is survived by his wife of 64 years, Shirley Tobita; his children, Dorrie Tobita and Randy Tobita; and grandchild, Ken Tobita. James is preceded in death by his parents, Shuichi Tobita and Asa-to Tobita; and siblings Helen Shibuya, Edna Taira, Lani Oura, and Buddy Tobita.

Nakamura Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements and a private service and inurnment was held at the Lahaina Hongwanji Mission due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

Online condolences: www.nakamuramortuary.com