In memory of
Tony Tsugi Tanimoto
Tony Tsugi Tanimoto Resident of Campbell Tony Tsugi Tanimoto, 72, passed away peacefully at his home on April 8th after losing his battle with lung cancer. Tony was born to Muneyasu and Haruko (Kobayashi) Tanimoto on October 6, 1944 while the family was interned in the Gila River internment camp, Arizona. The family eventually settled in Morgan Hill in 1959. After high school, Tony worked for IBM as a Senior Tool Maker, where he worked for 33 years until his retirement. He met Gail in 1979 and they remained happily together ever since. Tony was an avid fly fisherman, always in search of the perfect rod and reel and other gear. He was an excellent cook and enjoyed traveling on vacations, watching old movies and most of all spending time with his family. In his later years, Tony struggled with Parkinson's disease, but he always maintained his wry sense of humor that never failed to bring a smile to others. Tony is survived by his wife, Gail; sons Scott Numoto, Steve Numoto (Elizabeth); siblings Yas (Grace), Bess Yoshikawa (Paul), Iris Gorzolla (York), Sam, Rick, Janice (Joe); grandchildren Piani Tongson, Violet Numoto, Sam Numoto, Terra Numoto and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister Betty Ichikawa. Funeral services will be held at 7:00pm on Monday, April 24, 2017 at the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin, 640 N. 5th Street, with reception to follow. View the online memorial for Tony Tsugi Tanimoto
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