THOMAS KEN SHIGEMASAThomas Ken Shigemasa passed away peacefully at his home in San Jose, CA on June 18, 2020. He was born on September 23, 1945 in Waipahu, HI and graduated from Waipahu High School. Tom retired as Assistant Police Chief of the San Jose Police Department after 31 years of exceptional service. Tom took pride in his family, heritage, and contributions to the community and lived life to the fullest even when challenged with quadriplegia for 17 years.

Tom was predeceased by his parents James and Ruth Shigemasa, his brothers Robert, John and Herman, and his sister Arlene.

He is survived by his beloved wife Sue (Nakasone); daughters Lei (Andy) and Carie; grandchildren Cristina Diaz, Kenneth Diaz, Cynthia Diaz and Zachary Maxson; nieces Sheryl Shigemasa and Shanie Saldana; nephews Reid Shigemasa and Tom Curry; and many more close family and lifelong friends. Due to current circumstances, a memorial will be scheduled at a later date. Online memorial at:

Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased