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Ted Takasumi

Ted Yoshio Takasumi U.S. Veteran

July 8, 1922 - October 29, 2011

Ted Yoshio Takasumi, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Oct. 29, 2011, in Phoenix. He was born July 8, 1922, in Odell, Ore., to Tokuzo and Chiyo Takasumi.
Ted worked for 65 years for the U.S. Army in Japan; first as enlisted and then as a civilian. His last job title was as chief of records management. Throughout his career he was awarded for excellence.
In his spare time he enjoyed golf, bowling, fishing, hunting, skeet/trap shooting practice and playing cards.
Survivors include his second wife, Nobu Takasumi, of Phoenix, Ariz., from whom he was legally separated in 2011; two daughters, Dianne H. Takasumi, of Seattle, Wash., and Patricia Kay Morton, of Phoenix; three grandchildren, Zenas, Caleb and Kiana (Patty’s teens), of Phoenix; two siblings, Ned Takasumi, of Portland, Ore., and Fred Takasumi, of Redmond, Wash.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Toshie, in 1963.
A graveside service will be held June 2 at 1 p.m. at Idlewilde Cemetery, officiated by Bob Huskey, sexton. A military representative will be there to present the flag. A reception will follow at 2 p.m. at China Gorge restaurant. Family and friends are welcome to both.
The Everlasting Light
Those we love must someday pass beyond our present sight
Must leave us and the world we know without their radiant light.
But we know that like a candle their lovely light will shine
To brighten up another place more perfect, more divine.
And in the realm of Heaven where they shine so warm and bright
Our loved ones live forever more in God’s eternal light.
In loving memory of
Ted Yoshio Takasumi