Taketo “Tak” Tomiyama, 86 of Chicago, Illinois passed
away peacefully in his sleep on May 15, 2019,
Tak is survived by his wife, Tommi; daughter, Lisa (Keith) Philibert;
granddaughter, Emma; sisters, Nobuko (Ken) Hattori, Akiko (Chib) Sakurada
and Mitsuko (Steve) Nitta; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Tak loved astronomy and spending time with his wife and family. He worked
as an Electrical Engineer for Northrop Grumman for 32 years, but retired
early to enjoy life. He spent his free time managing his family property,
answering phones at The Buddhist Temple of Chicago and enjoying quiet
time reading his newspaper from front to back. Tak was always there to
take relatives and friends out to lunch, give them a tour of Chicago or
whatever else people needed him to do. He did all of these activities
with a quick wit and sly smile.
Visitation and Funeral Services will be held on May 27, 2019 at The Buddhist
Temple of Chicago, 1151 W. Leland, Chicago, IL 60640. Wake will be at
3:00 p.m. followed by the funeral at 4:00 p.m.