Shinzui "Shin" Sanada
1943 - 2016
Willow Glen Funeral Home
1039 Lincoln Ave
San Jose, CA
Shinzui "Shin" Sanada
March 23, 1943 – Feb. 3, 2016
Resident of San Jose/Gilroy
Shinzui Sanada passed away in the early morning hours last Wednesday from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Shinzui graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in accounting and had worked as a financial professional for the past 31 years, most recently with Cornerstone Financial Partners. Shinzui was active in his community, serving in various leadership and advisory roles for numerous civic, religious, professional and business organizations such as, president of Fuji Towers, secretary of the San Jose Nihonmachi Corporation, treasurer for the Friends of Yu-Ai Kai, board member for the San Jose Taiko Group, and Sunday school teacher for the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin.
Shinzui is survived by his wife, Naomi; children, Tracy Akimoto-Roberson (Ed), Derek Sanada (Linda), and Jamie Sanada; 7 grandsons and 2 great-grandchildren; sister, Michiko Yukawa (Kosho), and brother, Shinyu (Jeanne). He is preceded in death by his mother, Masako Sanada; father, Shintatsu Sanada; and grandson, Landon Akimoto.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin, 640 North Fifth Street, San Jose, California 95112.
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640 North Fifth Street, San Jose, CA
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Miss you "Bud" and "old long time friend"!! I won't be able to enjoy any "pressed duck" without you there to enjoy it with me. By the way, we can also "dump" the veggies that we were told by our "Mom"s" that we had to eat!!
All the Old Board Members also miss you and your good consul!
Your Old "Bud" and Friend,
Don Allen
Don Allen Yamate
June 21, 2016
I write this note in memory of a great leader, familyman and community leader who cared about the quality of life of our community.

This giant of a man will be soo very much missed. His light is within all calling for us to do better for our families, friends and community.
Frank Jewett
June 20, 2016
My condolences to Mrs Sanada and family.
Brady Sugihara
February 11, 2016
To the Sanada Family,
It's with a "heavy heart" that I heard the news of Shinzui's passing. He was a very dear friend, childhood buddy and Hokubei Mainichi Board member. We've been friends since we were 5-years old when his dad Reverend Sanada was resident ministers at the Bukyokai in SF. I and the rest of the Board will surely miss his calm demeanor and ready smile!!
I plan to attend the service there in San Jose.
My deepest sympathies for the Sanada Family!
With Gasho,
Don Allen Masato Yamate
Don Allen Yamate
February 11, 2016
We will always remember his happy smile and annual phone calls in celebration of anniversaries and special occasions. An inspiration to ALL and the children of Okasan and Me We miss you Shin
Okasan and Me Inc.
Thia Konda
February 10, 2016
I am in shock and disbelief over Uncle's passing. I'll always remember how he made us laugh when we were younger; his never-ending love and commitment to Auntie, Tracy, Derek, and Jamie; and his kindness and endless giving to the Japanese-American and Jodo Shinshu communities. I will forever live by the example that he set for me, to positively touch many lives without expectations of anything in return. I will miss you, Uncle, but will always see in others who demonstrate goodness, compassion, and love ... qualities that you played a significant role in teaching us. In Gassho ...
Todd Hattori
February 9, 2016
Shin Sanada is full of grace and provided unconditional love and acceptance to those he met.

Shin inspires me to be the best person that I can be in my public life, my family life and my persona.

Shin personifies values such as loyalty, honor, dignity, humble, gentle, trust, commitment and action.

Shin always talked about how he liked the role as a shadow warrior in the fight for light.

Shin will always be present in the community spirit and in the company of those that have inspired me to of community: Andrea Leiderman, Gary Fazzino and Richard Lam.

I look forward to seeing them as my sunset approaches.
February 8, 2016
We were shocked and so very saddened to hear of Shin's death. The Sanada family was part of our "Via de los Reyes" family where we were neighbors, raising our families together. We remember Shin as a quiet, kind and gentle man...a loving husband and father. Our prayers and sympathy to Naomi, Tracy, Derek and Jamie and their families.
Larry and Sue Schnebly
February 8, 2016
I am heartbroken over the lost of uncle Shinzui. He was such a kind and loving man. We will miss him. My deepest sympathy to auntie Naomi, Tracy (Ed), Derek (Linda), Jamie and all of their grand children and great grand children.

In gassho,

The Hattori family
Stephanie Hattori
February 8, 2016
I am shocked and saddened to learn of Shin's passing. He was a kind, congenial, and helpful person. My sincere condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues.
February 7, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with the Sanada and Cornerstone Financial families. Hard to believe that just over a week ago I was visiting the office and talking to Shin. I will remember that day eating pasta and playing Boce ball.
Bob Verbryke
February 7, 2016
So saddened to hear of Shin's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Sanada family. Shin was a kind, thoughtful, sincere gentleman and we will miss him.
Margaret Abe-Koga
February 6, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. The Ameritas family will miss him greatly.
Wendell Hutsell
February 6, 2016
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