|Farewell, Bob Togasaki||Back to Memorial Page|
Aug 17, 1932 - Sep 3, 2017
Here's a memorial movie with photos from Bob Togasaki's life.
Born in San Francisco on Aug. 17, 1932 to Kikumatsu and Sugi Togasaki, Shinobu passed away peacefully at home in his sleep on Sept. 3, 2017.
He is survived by daughter Ann Togasaki, son John Togasaki (wife Nadja), and granddaughter Stefanie Togasaki.
He was predeceased by his wife, Toshiko, to whom he was married for 50 years.
He received a BS in Math at Duke University in 1954 and did post graduate work at Stanford 1954-56, where he completed most of the work for a PhD before accepting a job with IBM.
He worked for IBM (1956-1987) and H-P (1987-2004).
In addition to his work, Shinobu volunteered much of his time to organizations such as Friends Outside of San Jose (serving as president for a time) and the West Valley Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (where he often volunteered for the Daruma Festival).
He enjoyed playing tennis his whole life and got the whole family involved in the lifetime game. He also enjoyed playing the trumpet, piano, and trombone.
During his retirement, in addition to traveling with his wife, Toshiko, he enjoyed creating the perfect formulation of compost for plants.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made in his memory to the "Japanese American Citizens League" (alz.org) or to the Alzheimers Association (https://jacl.org/donate/).
Bob and I occasionally got together to discuss technological and marketing issues and his perceptive insights and questions helped me learn a lot about observation, analysis and perspective in those areas. I missed those discussions after I left HP.