Bob Hirasaki

July 8, 1935 - November 26, 2017

A memorial service for Hisashi (Bob) Hirasaki will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 1pm at the Morgan Hill Buddhist Community Center, 16450 Murphy Avenue in Morgan Hill.

His family called him Hisashi or Sashi but most of his friends knew him as Bob.

Sashi was born in Gilroy on July 8, 1935, and passed away at home on November 26, 2017 at 82 years.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jean; son, Casey; sisters Mineko (Lawson) Sakai of Morgan Hill and Aiko Nakamura of San Francisco; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kiyoshi and Haruye Hirasaki; brothers Manabi Hirasaki and Shinobu Hirasaki; sisters Fumiko Maruko, Michiko Sakamoto, and Midori Oki.

Sashi lived in Gilroy almost all his life and graduated from Gilroy High School in 1954. He loved the outdoors and worked in agriculture, most recently at Del Monte Seed Farm in Gilroy. His great love was his family, followed by fishing, cooking, vacationing in Hawaii and Japan, trips to Las Vegas and Reno, and cheering for the Warriors.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Morgan Hill Buddhist Building Board (MHBBB), P. O. Box 933, Morgan Hill, CA 95038.

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