TABUCHI, BOB of Fremont, California went to his heavenly home on August 18, 2019. He was 88. Bob was born in Fairfield, CA on May 13, 1931 to Takeshi and Ichiye Tabuchi, and was the youngest of 8 siblings. He grew up in Fairfield, California, and his family worked the strawberry fields as sharecroppers, around Aptos and San Juan Bautista. His family was interned in Poston, Arizona during World War II.

After the war, he lived in San Francisco, where he graduated from Commerce High School in 1949.

He served in the US Navy during the Korean War, and was stationed at Pearl Harbor. He returned to California after the war, and met his wife Emi (Niiya) in San Francisco, and they married in 1960. He worked at Leslie Salt in purchasing, and went on to work at Tab Products in Turlock, and CASI in Hayward. He enjoyed playing golf, fishing, and working in the garden. He was an active member of the San Lorenzo Japanese Christian Church, and helped plant the Fremont Asian Christian Church.

He is survived by his wife Emi, his son Grant, and daughter DeAnn (Okamura). He also leaves his two beloved granddaughters, Eliza and Kalina. He is survived by his sisters, Sue Imagawa, Lois Yonemoto, and Shigeko Ueda, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Bill Tabuchi, Hana Hori, Mineko Moriya, and Ida O’Connell.
Throughout various ailments, and hospital stays, he never complained. He was joking with the hospital staff to the very end, and will be remembered for his quick wit, and sense of humor.

A Memorial Service will be held at San Lorenzo Japanese Christian Church, 615 Lewelling Blvd. in San Leandro on Saturday, August 31st, 2019 at 1:00 pm.

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