Tom Kazuhiko Sasaki

July 5, 1930August 4, 2014

Tom Kazuhiko Sasaki peacefully passed away on August 4, 2014. He was born on July 5, 1930 to Hikoichi and Tazue (Ito) Sasaki in Yuba City, California. He went to Central Gaither Elementary School before the family was interned at Amachi in Colorado during World War II. After the War, they returned to Yuba City. He went to Yuba City High School where he participated in Basketball, ran the low hurdles and the 440 Relay for Track. He entrolled at Yuba Junior College before joining the Army. He was stationed in Japan where he met Hiroko, his future wife. They were married in Osaka, Japan. The next 20 years, they lived in Fort Lewis, WA, Tokyo, Japan, and Fort Ord, CA. He also did a tour of Korea and two tours of Vietnam. After retiring at Fort Ord, he worked at the Naval Post Graduate School for 25 years. Dad was skilled with the knife. With one pocket knife, sand paper and pieces of wood, he made airplanes, ball in a cage chains, carved decorations on a bookcase and made peach pit boats. He was the BBQer at the Annual Sasaki Family/Friends Picnic for the past 30 years. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Hiroko and his children, Ayako, Linda and Edwin. He is also survived by his brother, Kei Sasaki. He was predeaced by his parents and siblings James Ito, Sue Tokuno and Ann Sasaki. Memorial service will be held at Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 11:00 am.

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