Takeo Sakahara passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7 in Gilroy Healthcare
and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 89 years.
Takeo Sakahara passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7 in Gilroy Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 89 years.
He was preceeded in death by his first two wives, Tsuyako and Maseko and is survived by his current wife, Mary.
Sakahara was the father of Alice Sakahara of Gilroy, William (Janet) Sakahara of Mission Viejo, Gene (Kathryn) Sakahara of Gilroy and Dale Sakahara of Great Mills, Maryland; grandfather of Kristin Cummings of Las Vegas, Nev., Robin Sakahara of Berkeley, Karin Kashima of Mission Viejo, Gena Sakahara of Gilroy and Timothy Sakahara of Medford, Ore.; and great-grandfather of Kaitlin Cummings of Las Vegas. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceeded in death by brothers, Kiyoshi, Shigenobu, Shigeto (Frank), Matsukichi and one sister Haruko.
Born and raised in the Fresno area, he moved to San Jose in 1949, then to Gilroy in 1953. He was a long-time farmer in the Gilroy area growing strawberries, prunes and cucumbers. He also worked as a custodian for the Gilroy Unified School District. He was a long-time member of the San Jose Betsuin.
Buddhist Funeral Services are Saturday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. at Habing Family Funeral Home, Gilroy.
Family would appreciate donations to the Gilroy Chapter of JACL Scholarship Fund, c/o P.O. Box 1238, Gilroy, CA 95021.