Toshiaki Tanaka
Toshiaki Tanaka94, of Honolulu passed away on February 20, 2019. He was a proud veteran of the 442nd Medics "Go For Broke." He took pride in receiving his Congressional Gold Medal, the highest award bestowed on American citizens for his role in the 442nd Medics. He started and operated Boulevard Saimin in Kalihi from 1956 until he retired. Today, Tanaka Saimin is named in his honor. He was passionate about plants. He once operated B. Tanaka Orchid Nursery with his father, Busaku. He was an avid collector and propagator of exotic plants, which he acquired on his various travels around the world. In his final days, he participated and enjoyed his friends at the Salt Lake Luk Tung Kuen exercise group. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Mitsuyo; and daughters, Joyce Tanaka-Shields and Joan (Paul) Watanabe; brothers, Charles (Barbara), Albert (Mildred) and Walter (Ruth); sisters, Hiroko Kawasaki and Janice (Chuji) Tanino; and by his three grand- children and six great-grandchildren. Private services were held at Hosoi Garden Mortuary and the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

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