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Fred Satsuki Tanakatsubo

Fred Satsuki Tanakatsubo, 96 years, passed away peacefully on May 19, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Betty Tanakatsubo for 68 years. Loving father of Niles (Myriam), Dr. Ramsey (Delight) and Stewart (Roberta) Tanakatsubo. Loving grandfather of Heidi, Guy, Kristen, Brian, Robert, Corri, Ciarra, Tad, and Ennio. Loving great-grandfather of Graeson, Emma, Riley, Korbin and Avery. Devoted brother of Robert, Richard, the late Shizuo and the late Noburo Tanaka. Born in Sacramento, California, he enlisted in the U.S. Army prior to WWII. He volunteered and was accepted into the Military Intelligence Service where he learned formal Japanese language and writing skills. He went on to serve in U.S. Army campaigns from the Aleutian Islands down to the Philippines in the South Pacific. While raising their three sons, Sats often worked two jobs along with being very involved in Japanese-American youth activities and community organizations (Cub Scout Assistant Cub master, General Manager of the Nisei Ambassadors Drum and Bugle Corp, Past Commander of American Legion Post 1183, member of VFW Post 7181, past Vice President of the Japanese Mutual Aid Society of Chicago). He loved dancing, cooking and eating. Sats will forever be remembered for his lifetime example of hard work and unselfish dedication to his family, community, and country. There will be a memorial visitation from 11:00 a.m. until the memorial service at 1:00 p.m., Saturday June 11 at Lakeview Funeral Home, 1458 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60657. Info – 773-472-6300 or