Masaki Takano, June 15, 1932 – February 12, 2023

TAKANO, MASAKI, 90, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on February 12, 2023. Born in Alameda, CA, in 1932, he spent most of his life in the Bay Area, outside of two years in Hawaii in the 60s. During WWII, as a child he and his family were incarcerated at the Amache Relocation Center. He is survived by his three children, Lani (James Kotcher), Kent, and Julie (Sean Peters), as well as five grandchildren, Jamie, Jenna, Allyson, and Kelsey, and Connor. He also leaves behind two sisters, Teruko Isono and Ikuko Takeshita, and his loving extended family of nieces, nephews and their children.
Masaki worked at Hawaiian Air, and became Vice President of Sales/North America. He went on to work as a consultant in the travel industry.
Masaki loved fishing, golf, going to basketball watch parties at the church, and spending time with friends and family. He was a former president of the Alameda Buddhist Temple, and an active member his entire life. In 2018, he was Co-Grand Marshall for Alameda’s Fourth of July Parade.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 21, at 3pm at the Alameda Buddhist Temple. Face masks required. Please carpool as parking will be very limited.

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