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YORKTOWN - Maurice J. Tanaka, age 60, passed away on Friday, July 1, 2011.
He was a native of Hawaii and had been a Yorktown resident for the past 16 years. He retired in 2001, as a Chief Warrant Officer, after a 26 year career in the U.S. Army National Guard. During his service to his country he was awarded many accommodations including the Meritorious Service Medal. After retirement, he continued to serve his community and worked for the Community Services Board MPNN from 2002 to 2010. Other hobbies and interests included a love for golf and his dog, Marley.
Surviving members of his family include his wife of 37 years, Karen Y. Tanaka; sons, Christopher R. Tanaka and wife, Sue Ann, and Jonathan A. Tanaka and wife, Kendall S.; mother, Joan S. Tanaka; and brothers, Colin Y. Tanaka, Tracy T. Tanaka, and Vince S. Tanaka.
A service of remembrance will be held at Hosoi Garden Mortuary, 30 N Kukui St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817. Interment, with military honors, will be in the Veterans Cemetery of the Pacific.
Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.
Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23666. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in Daily Press from July 6 to July 7, 2011
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