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Lisle Funeral Home

1605 L Street, Fresno, CA

OBITUARY

Jeffrey Tameo Takeda

September 14, 1948June 3, 2016
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Jeffrey Tameo Takeda was born on September 14, 1948, to Matsuso and Katsuko Takeda, and passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 3, 2016, in Fresno, CA, at the age of 67.

Raised in Fowler, CA, Jeff graduated from California State University, Fresno, and started his career at Saint Agnes Medical Center as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist where he worked for 38 years.

He was a youthful soul, someone with a zest for life who loved the outdoors and could always be found gardening or tending to his fruit trees in the backyard.

Though he cherished the past, he always looked forward to the future and wanted to make an impact on others. He was instrumental in the development of the West Clovis Judo Club. As founder and head instructor, he had an unwavering dedication and passion for judo. He inspired those around him to achieve their highest aspirations, instilling ideals of discipline, integrity, and fortitude. He believed that life's challenges were meant to help you discover who you are.

Visitation will be held at Lisle Funeral Home on Thursday, June 9, 2016, from 2:00 pm to 7:00 p.m.

A Funeral Service honoring his life will be held at the Fresno Betsuin Family Dharma Center, 2690 E. Alluvial Ave., Fresno, CA 93720, on Friday, June 10, 2016, at 4:00 p.m., immediately followed by dinner.

In lieu of flowers, a GoFundMe account has been established to accept donations for a scholarship to be held in his name, gofund.me/jefftakeda.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, June 9, 2016
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 10, 2016

Memories

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Tony Nungaray

June 23, 2016

Linda, I just heard of Jeff's passing this afternoon, and I am so sorry for your's and your children's loss. The four years that I worked with you and Jeff were so fun, so many memories, and I am shocked and saddened by his passing. Some of my fondest memories of Saint Agnes are of joking with Jeff and his subtle sense of humor. I think he enjoyed some of the dumb things I would come up with and he would come up with plenty of his own. He was quite clever. He taught me a few things about honor and respect and I will have those virtues for the rest of my life. I often wished I would run into him while out and about, but that never happened. He was someone that I know I could've picked up a conversation with very easily despite the fact that we hadn't seen each other in many years. He was a great guy.

June 13, 2016

Dear Linda, my deepest condolences to you and your family. I will always remember my conversations with Jeff, from drying persimmons to talking about baseball. He was kind, polite, and always had a smile to greet you. Please take comfort in your family, one day at a time. Rene Mertens

Frank/Ginny Wolverton

June 11, 2016

We are so sorry for your loss. Sensei Takeda was a wonderful man and a great teacher. Our family learned so much from him. His passing is a great loss, not only to his family and friends, but also to the judo community. Thank you for the time we were able to share with you.

Larry Fujimoto

June 10, 2016

Linda and Family,
My deepest condolence to you and all who loved Jeff, and will be truly missed by all who had the honor of knowing him. Bless you Cousin Jeff and the many memories will be forever with us.

June 10, 2016

Sweet gentle man and wonderful neighbor, We love the Takeda Family- Dr.and Mrs. James Forsythe, Jennifer and Brian Forsythe

Ralph and Leslie Palmer

June 9, 2016

To Linda and Family, Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Sensei Jeff Takeda has been a friend, he has affected our entire family through his good works, kind words and good leadership over the years.

Terri Waibel

June 9, 2016

I am very sorry for your loss. Jeff was a very gentle person and very easy to work with. He always spoke highly of his family. I was very lucky to get to know him. He will be missed. My prayer and thoughts will be with you. Terri Waibel

June 9, 2016

To Linda & boys, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Jeff was a great guy. Jim and Brenda Piccolo and Family

Michael Villalobos

June 9, 2016

Very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. Let your family at SAMC know if there is anything we can do to help.

Michael Landstreet

June 9, 2016

I'm so sorry to hear of his sudden passing and will always carry fond thoughts of my encounters with him. All the best to his family.

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