Glenn Osaki

Oct. 11, 1958 – May 3, 2024

Glenn Osaki

OSAKI, GLENN was born and raised in San Francisco, a proud City Boy. He loved the San Francisco 49ers and Golden State Warriors. He was a S.F. Giants season ticket holder from day one of the opening of Pac Bell Park. He purchased a tile dedicated to his daughter and stepdaughter outside the stadium. He loved Barry Bonds and believed he deserved to be in the Hall of Fame.

He attended West Portal Elementary School, Herbert Hoover Jr. High School, and later George Washington High School. Upon graduation, he enrolled at Sacramento State University to major in criminology.

Glenn was a member of Troop 12 Boy Scouts, where he made lifelong poker friends. He played and coached basketball in the Japanese American Basketball leagues. Glenn worked for Oracle as a Senior Alliance Manager and for Broad Vision as Director of Strategic Alliances.

At the age of 47, in 2005, he was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer and was given a 10% chance of living past five years. He was diagnosed with cancer again in 2008 and 2009. In 2010, he organized an educational event about living with colon cancer to create a greater awareness of colon cancer prevention in the Japanese American community.

Glenn would go on to beat the odds, living 19 years beyond his original cancer prognosis. He was able to see his daughter get married, and the S.F. Giants win three World Series Rings.

In late 2023, cancer was discovered in his lungs and liver. However, feeling fine, he organized a Hawaiian Islands cruise for his family in April, fulfilling a bucket list wish. A few days after returning, he passed away following a respiratory infection.

He leaves behind a loving daughter, Shannon (Trevor), three brothers, Paul, Dean (Diane), and Jon (Julie), a niece and nephew, a stepdaughter, and step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother (Sally) and father (Wayne).

A Celebration of Life Service and Party will be held on Saturday, June 22, at 4 p.m., at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California. Guests are asked to wear their favorite Hawaiian attire.

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