Tadao "Tabo" Hisaoka

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Tadao 'Tabo' Hisaoka passed away on April 1st in San Jose, CA. He was born on May 29, 1940 in Vacaville to Toranosuke and Okae Hisaoka.Beloved husband of Patricia. Loving father of Jeffrey, Tricia, and the late Lynnsey. Cherished brother of Kay, Pete, Yosh (Jane), Mas (Aileen). Caring uncle of many nieces and nephews.Tabo attended Alvarado Elementary, Washington H.S., San Jose City College, and retired from Sandia Lab. He was an avid sports enthusiast and loved to play golf and ushered at A's games in retirement. He enjoyed traveling to Disneyland and Las Vegas.Family and friends are invited to attend an 11:00 AM Memorial Service on May 13, 2017 at the Buddhist Church of Oakland, 825 Jackson St, Oakland, CA 94607. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Buddhist Church of Oakland.

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  1. Sorry to hear of Tabo’s passing. I have many happy memories of playing basketball with Tabo in the back of the Alavardo elementary school. He was a special person playing with us younger kids and teaching us how to play the game. He will be missed

  2. Tabo used to come to Old Alvarado with a few other older men after work. We would play baseball till dark, We where in are early teens and couldn\’t wait till the older guys came to play. All the boys my age (1948) love Tabo and all felt terrible about hearing the news.

  3. I would like to extend my condolences to the family. Tabo will be missed. Let these promises comfort you. Jehovah God is close to the brokenhearted, and he will wipe away the tears from all faces. And he saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18; Isaiah 25:8 New World Translation. May you have true peace and happy memories in a period of sadness.

  4. My condolences to the family. Tabo will be missed. When I first met Tabo he offered me a ride somewhere. When I looked in the trunk, I saw baseball gear, bowling bag, golf clubs, and other stuff, I was impressed. I will miss his poker strategy and his golf, and his memory “old timers” book of photos.
    Thanks Tabo

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Tabo was a a good friend and a great Sandian. His love for sports as joy to us all.

    Chuck Hartwig

  6. Tabo was a colleague at Sandia and deeply appreciated for his work ethic and friendship; his many contributions were greatly valued.

  7. You don’t know me but I would like to offer my sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. God holds out a wonderful promise to all of us. A world free from death and sadness – a Paradise. The Bible scripture at Revelation 21:3,4 says – “And he (God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more. Neither will mourning nor outcry, nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Imagine – never having to grieve or mourn again! We can depend on this promise because it is from God’s word the Bible. I hope this offers some comfort during this difficult time.

  8. To all of you that were his family, I can only say in a personal How good and how pleasant it was to be in the company of Tabo. Blessings to all that had the blessing of being in his company.

  9. One of my oldest friends at Sandia.( and former softball team-mate. Sorry to hear of his passing.

  10. I had the pleasure of working with and spending time on the softball field, basketball court, golf course with Tabo. Such a natural athlete he was! His gentle, humble spirit and winsome sense of humor was always a delight in our times together. I am sorry for his passing, but count it my blessing to have known this fine gentleman.

  11. I am so sorry about Tabo’s passing. Our son reminded me that Tabo introduced him to Bill King many years ago. Although Tabo had never met King, Damon was introduced to him as “my good old buddy.” Damon was so impressed to have met the famous Bill King. Tabo was such a caring and gentle man. To know him was to love him. He will be greatly missed.

  12. So sorry to hear of Tabo’s passing. I met him when he started working at the A’s as an usher. Such a pleasant and kind man to be around.

  13. Both my wife and I were saddened to hear of Tabo’s passing! After retiring, we would often see Tabo (at Costco?) and speak of “times past” including sports associated with working (and playing) at Sandia! Upon my retirement from Sandia, Tabo presented my wife with a copy of a “technical foul” given to her at one of our Sandia basketball games (and she was a spectator and not a participant which Tabo found hilarious)!

    Tabo is missed and will remain in our hearts as a cherished friend!

    Danny and Juliann Mitchell

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