There are fond childhood memories that I have of my Uncle Tats in Cleveland, Ohio, and in later years' visits in the Seattle area.
Tats enjoyed bowling and I remember tagging along with him, as a child, to the bowling alleys as well as visits to the amusement park.
Even though Tats and Kinu and family moved a distance away, they were always close in my mind and heart.
Uncle Tats was a self-made man in the true sense of the term. He was a honorable man, with many diverse talents, and someone I always admired.
Everyone can take comfort in knowing that he was very proud of and loved each and every member of his family, especially his dear wife, Kinu. At the last Thanksgiving gathering, with the entire family in attendance, he proudly said to his wife of 61 years, Kinu, "look what we created." They certainly did and he will be greatly missed. With much love and gratitude, Sharon Shintaku, niece