Thomas D. Graziano, August 4, 1958 – March 6, 2001
Tom began his Uechi study in 1970, at the dojo of the late Forrest Sanborn and Carmine DiRamio, in Quincy, MA, where he taught the children’s class from 1977 until Forrest’s passing in 1984. Tom then formally became a student of Walter Mattson in Framingham, MA, where he achieved Yondan in 1987. His considerable size and strength coupled with his humility and gentleness, brought out the best in Tom’s training partners. Tom left us all too soon as a result of kidney disease since age 18. He is sorely missed and fondly remembered by his Uechi family.