August 9, 1947 ~ March 13, 2013
Edward Tanaka, 65, of Fremont, CA, passed away on March 13, 2013. Ed died shortly after he collapsed during a cycling trip with friends. A celebration of Ed's life will be held at 1:00pm on March 23rd at Berge Pappas Smith Chapel of the Angels, 40842 Fremont Blvd. in Fremont. Ed was born in Lodi, California on August 9, 1947. He was married to Joyce Syatauw on March 23rd, 1974 and was happily married for nearly 39 years. Ed worked as a Park Ranger for Santa Clara County Parks for 30 years. He enjoyed bicycling, fishing and photography, and loved sending time with his grandchildren. He was also actively involved in the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Society, East Bay Bicycle Coalition, and the Fremont Freewheeler Bicycle Club. He leaves many friends in the Fremont Freewheelers. Ed is survived by his wife Joyce, his son Case and his wife Meredith, daughter Carly and her husband Josh, his sisters Sharon and Karlene, his grandchildren Ava, Eli and Elise, and many other family members and friends. A celebration of Ed's life will be held on March 23rd at 1 pm at Berge Pappas Smith Chapel of the Angels, 40842 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, Ca. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Ed's name to the American Cancer Society, The American Diabetes Society, or the East Bay Bicycle Coalition (www.ebbc.org).