Herbert Takayuki “Taka” Ikazaki

Posted On August 16th, 2012 -

84, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died peacefully on March 3, 2012. Born on May 13, 1927, Taka was raised in Hawaii, and graduated from UH. He passed
the CPA exam, earned an MBA from NYU, then joined the military, and was stationed in Germany. Upon his return, he attended law school at DePaul University in Chicago. Herb worked for the IRS Office of Chief Counsel in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles as one of its first Nisei attorneys. In 1967, he moved back to Hawaii with his family and joined the law firm formerly known as Ikazaki, Devens, Lo, Youth and Nakano. During his career, he earned a reputation as a tough adversary, and worked very hard to provide opportunities for his children. Herb lived a very full life and had no regrets. He is survived by sister Dorothy; children Susan, John, and Rew; grandchildren Michael and Andrew; and many beloved friends. Private services were held by the family.

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran