RICHARD HITOSHI HASHIMOTO
RICHARD HITOSHI HASHIMOTO Richard Hitoshi Hashimoto, beloved son, brother, husband, father and friend, died June 27, 2015, after a long illness. He passed peacefully at Grace Presbyterian Village, where he enjoyed compassionate care and support since October 2009. Richard was born October 23, 1933, in Honolulu, where he grew up. He learned the value of hard work from an early age and sold newspapers outside Honolulu Stadium to help pay his tuition at the highly regarded Saint Louis School, where he graduated in 1951. After attending the University of Hawaii, he moved to San Francisco and married Helen Sumiko Tanonaka, also of Honolulu. Together, they would raise three children, and their work lives would take them from San Francisco to Sacramento and San Mateo, Calif., and back to Honolulu, before they moved to Dallas in 1971. They were enthusiastic bowlers and together enjoyed frequent trips to Shreveport to try their luck in the casinos. Richard enjoyed a long career as a systems analyst for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service in Honolulu and Dallas, where he made many long-time friends before retiring in 1987. In retirement, he also worked for the U.S. Census Bureau. He was an avid poker player and enjoyed all sports, particularly watching the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers and Dallas Mavericks. Importantly, he took care to pass along the virtues of hard work to his children, who grew up to appreciate it. He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents, James and Esther Hashimoto; a brother, James; and a sister, Jean. He is survived by his children and their loved ones, Michael Hashimoto and Jacquielynn Floyd of Flower Mound, Texas; Erin and Bill Hankins of Fulton, Md.; and Kathleen Hashimoto and Hans Kwiotek of San Francisco; and a brother and his wife, Jack and Karen Hashimoto of Honolulu. There will be no public services, and the family thanks Richard's many friends and former co-workers for their kind thoughts and warm condolences.
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