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Charlie Tagawa
Oct. 27, 1935 ~ July 30, 2017
Resident of Cupertino
"Charlie" Tagawa, the well-known banjo teacher, entertainer, and Musical Director of the Peninsula Banjo Band, died peacefully on July 30, 2017. Born Zenzo Tagawa in Tokyo, Japan, on October 27, 1935, he developed a love and admiration for the banjo and he devoted his life to it.
Charlie was predeceased by his wife, Masako, and is survived by sons Nori and Leon (wife, Heather), and three grandsons: Ryan, Brendan, and Dylan.
For more information, please visit Charlie's Wikipedia page and the Alameda Family Funeral and Cremation website.
On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, from 6PM to 9PM, A "Celebration of Life" gathering will be held at Harry's Hofbrau, 390 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose, CA.
Services will be held at 12:30PM on Friday, August 11, 2017 at Alameda Family Funeral and Cremation.


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Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Aug. 5, 2017
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