OBITUARY: Norman Tomoyuki Takahashi

TAKAHASHI, NORMAN TOMOYUKI, 73, passed away quietly overnight on Monday, October 29, 2018. Norm was born on July 15, 1945 in Topaz Relocation Center in Utah, and grew up in San Francisco, California. He graduated from George Washington High School and attended college for a couple of years before working full time at the family import business, Takahashi Trading Company. Norm was trained to program computers in the early days, starting with punch cards. Computerization helped make Takahashi’s a national wholesale and retail company dealing in imported Japanese made designer home goods, with seven retail stores in the Bay Area and NYC. He traveled to Japan with his father several times a year on business trips, where he became enamored with the game Pachinko. Norm was predeceased by his parents, Henri Hiroyuki Takahashi and Tomoye Nozawa Takahashi. He is survived by his wife Elena Mapoy Takahashi, and sister, Masako Martha Takahashi. There will be no memorial service, per his request. Donations can be made to the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California.

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