John S. Takahata
John S. Takahata was born in 1961 to Ronald and Elaine Takahata in Hilo, Hawaii. John was the youngest of 4 children. His siblings are Terence Takahata, Marcia Shimokawa and Joan Ito. John is survived by his family.
John grew up in Hilo and graduated from Hilo High School in 1979. He traveled to Portland and attended University of Portland. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Management and Accounting in 1983.
After graduation, John began to build his life in Portland. He met his wife May at his first job after college. They were married in 1993. Their son, Titan, was born in 2000.
John began his career as a Programmer, had advanced to management and finished his career as a Business Systems Analyst. John had a very successful career.
John loved golfing, hiking, cross skiing, and the great outdoors. His passion was cooking and enjoying a glass of cognac with a good cigar.
John will be dearly missed by his families and friends.
- John S. Takahata was born in 1961 to Ronald and Elaine Takahata in Hilo, Hawaii. John was the youngest of 4 children. His siblings are Terence Takahata, Marcia Shimokawa and Joan Ito. John is survived by his family.
- Wes Shimokawa
- Bryan Ito
- Tony Yan
- Lee Huynh
- Mike Leung
- Wai Shing Choi
- Funeral Service Friday, February 1, 2019
- Graveside Service Friday, February 1, 2019
John S. Takahata
February 21, 2019
I worked with John for many years. I will always remember his positive energy, optimism and uplifting spirit. My condolences to his family.
February 20, 2019
The first time I met John he walked in with a beautiful smile on his face. I met and worked with him at The Regence Group. I appreciated his easy going spirit as it made working through issues fun and easy. Keep smiling John, rip.
Sue Kreller (Godfrey)
January 31, 2019
I also worked with John for many, many years. We enjoyed a friendship throughout those years, sharing lunches, hikes and even backpacking in the Wallowa’s with family and mutual friends. Even though it's been several years since I've seen John, I've always felt he was one of those special people you could pick up with where you left off, no matter how much time had passed. There are no words to express how deeply sorry I am to learn of his passing. Sending prayers of peace and comfort to May and the rest of John's family and friends.
January 31, 2019
My wife Joni and I worked with John for many years. We found out in casual conversation that we had property within a half a mile of each other in Bend. John always joked that anyone that wanted to come to Bend and cut some of his trees down to save him some work was welcome to do so! I don't think I ever saw John without a smile on his face, and he always had a kind word to say.
January 30, 2019
John was my first boss when I started with Regence BlueCross BlueShield on March 15, 1993. His love for people and his passion for the outdoor inspired me. I'm indebted to him for the kindness he showed toward me. Thank you, John for being a mentor and a great friend!
January 29, 2019
John was a very nice person and kindest friend always with a smile. He was my manager for the CLEAR team at Regence... Words can not express our sadness to hear of John’s passing. Send my deepest sympathies to John’s family.
January 28, 2019
John was a good friend and mentor. John was my manager at Regence. John cared about people and enriched their lives. John gave of himself to others, a good and gernerous man. It was a blessing to have known John. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends
January 8, 2019
I worked with John for several years. He was the most kindest individual I had ever known. He left a positive imprint on everyone who knew him. My deepest heartfelt sympathies to John Takahata's family and friends. Words cannot express my sadness. May the comfort of God help you through this difficult time.
Kathy Coleman York
January 6, 2019
I am sad to hear of John's passing. I enjoyed working with John for years, and he was always such a friendly person always with a smile. You will be missed. Sending prayers to Mai and the family.
January 5, 2019
I worked with John for several years. He was one of the most positive, friendly people I ever met. John always had a smile and kind word, and he left a great impression on people. My sincere condolences to John's family and friends, as I know he is dearly missed.