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Yoshio "Yosh" Nakatani


1930 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Yoshio "Yosh" Nakatani Obituary
Yoshio "Yosh" Nakatani Feb. 15, 1930 - Nov. 20, 2017 Vacaville Yosh Nakatani was born in Martinez, Feb. 15, 1930. He attended Elementary School at Concord, Middle School at Gila River Relocation Center in AZ and High School in Ogden, UT. He then moved with his family in 1945 to Vacaville where he attended Vacaville High School. He was drafted into the Korean War in 1951. He served five years in the US Army and was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge, Overseas Service Bar, United Nations Service Medal and Korean Service Medal with Bronze Service Star. Yosh married Tatsuyo (Terry) Nakatani (Hatanaka) in 1953. They had four children, Shigeo, Jon, Mark and Cathy. Yosh was a carpenter and retired from the Carpenters Union 180 in 1992. He is preceded in death by his parents, Yoshigusu Nakatani and Kimiyo Nakatani; brothers, Jun, Dick and Bobby Nakatani; sisters, Yaeko McCrum, Satoyo Fittro Dunkinson and his daughter, Cathy Nakatani. Yosh is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Terry Nakatani; brothers, Fred and Harry Nakatani, and his sister, Yoshiko Sanchez; three sons, Shigeo Nakatani (Brian), Jon Nakatani (Marsha), and Mark Nakatani (Karen); four grandchildren, Tera Whaley (Rod), Matt Nakatani (Hilary), Scott Nakatani (Sharon), and Amy Ryan (Ricky). He also leaves behind five great grandchildren, River Whaley, Kyle Whaley, Brian Nakatani, Jillian Nakatani, and Oliver Nakatani, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Dec. 7, at 11 a.m., at McCune Garden Chapel, 212 Main St., Vacaville. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Vacaville Veteran's Post 7244.
Published in The Reporter from Dec. 3 to Dec. 7, 2017
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