In remembrance of the late Tom Moffatt.

Honolulu Community College was honored to have Uncle Tom as our commencement speaker two years ago. As a special surprise the Univeristy of Hawai’i System granted him an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.  He was over the moon ecstatic with the honor.  You will be deeply missed. Aloha ‘oe!

Tom Moffatt — radio disc jockey, concert promoter and one of the most influential figures in the Hawaii entertainment industry — died Monday. He was 85.

Longtime associate Barb Saito, operations manager and vice president of Tom Moffatt Productions, confirmed that Moffatt died Monday night at home after several months of declining health. She described the 35 years she worked with him as “an amazing ride.”

Born Dec. 30, 1930, in Detroit, Moffatt disliked city life and spent most of his teen years working on farms and going to school in small towns outside the Motor City. He came to Hawaii in 1950, enrolled in the University of Hawaii, gravitating toward a career in radio.

Exerpt from the Star-Advertiser