We are truly heartbroken with the loss of
our beloved father, George Mitsuo Takahashi
born Sept. 1, 1930 in Honolulu Hawaii.
Raised in Moiliili, he met the love of his life
Valerie Hanako Kishimoto at McKinley High
school and they were married 68 years. George served in the Korean war and
was awarded a Purple Heart. He obtained a degree in Electrical Engineering
at The Milwaukee School of Engineering and received Valedictorian honors.
George and Val settled in California where George pursued an exciting career
in the aeronautical industry, including an Apollo mission.
His passion for singing and playing Hawaiian and Japanese music was
lifelong. He played guitar, sang and entertained for many years with the Chidori
band (San Jose CA), and "The Drifters" (Los Angeles CA).
He is preceded in death by wife Valerie, and survived by daughters Carol
Takahashi, Iris (Shannon) Courage, Jennie (Jeff) Bader, and six grandchildren
Aimee (Eric) Heikkila, Michael Safko, Jonathan (Celena) Courage, Casey
Courage, Leland Bader, Deanna Bader, and great grandson Parker Heikkila.
He will be missed dearly. Your thoughts, love and remembrances are warmly
The gift of "koden" is not necessary, however, if you wish to send condolences,
please mail to: Jennie Bader 17731 McKinnon Drive Saratoga, CA 95070[email protected]
Thank you, The Takahashi Family
Published by Gardena Valley News from Jan. 21 to Jan. 22, 2021.