Glen Tadakuma left this world on September 12, 2017. He is survived by his beloved wife, Ryoko, and his two sons, Alan and Albert (Saori), and brothers Katsumi, Tomio, and Yoshinobu among many nephews and nieces.
Glen was born in Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii on February 11, 1928. He was the fifth child of seven from Mr. Katsuji and Mrs. Mitsuo Tadakuma. As a young boy, Glen always loved playing sports. He was on the varsity basketball team of Baldwin High School in Maui and his team competed against other Hawaiian island teams.
During the Korean War, Glen served in the Central Intellegence Corps (CIC) for six years. While working in Akita, Japan, Glen met the love of his life, Ryoko Umezu, daughter of Mr. Masao and Mrs. Chiya Umezu. Glen and Ryoko married and eventually moved to San Francisco via Hawaii. They spent 66 wonderful years together.
Glen attended Golden Gate University in San Francisco where he graduated with a degree in accounting. He worked at Haut & Morris CPAs, QFI/Cala, Cal Mart Super, and CTC Food International. He retired at the age of 71 but continued working part time at Ryan and Tabor law firm until last year.
Glen belonged to Christ Episcopal Church Sei Ko Kai in San Francisco where he served on the Bishop's Committee and as Senior Warden. Glen also was an assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 12 where he coached the basketball team for many years. His teams won numerous Japanese league city championships.
Glen's hobbies included photography, gardening, playing tennis, reading, and watching sports, westerns, and Japanese television and movies.
According to many, Glen had a great sense of humor. We will miss his warm smile, singing voice, and the precious times we spent together. Sayonara until we meet again.