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Morinaga Tashiro Obituary

Morinaga  Tashiro
Morinaga Tashiro

June 15, 1925 - May 21, 2017
Born in Kushikino, Kagoshima, Japan
Resided in Salinas, CA
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Morinaga Tashiro, 91, of Salinas, CA, passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017. He was born on June 15, 1925 in Kushikino, Kagoshima Japan.
After graduating from Kagoshima Jitsugiyo High School, he work at a steel factory in Manchuria. While in
Manchuria, he enlisted into Yobi Shikan Gakko (an elite military academy). He served in the war between Russia and Japan. When WWII ended in 1945, he assumed he was going home, but was captured and taken to Siberia. His family believed he was missing in action. After being a prisoner of war for two years, he surprised his family when he returned to Kagoshima in 1947. In 1950, Morinaga went to work for Kyushu Denryoku (electric power company). In 1956, he came to the California and was employed by Di
Giorgio Fruit Corporation for 3 years. In 1959 he moved to Sacramento to become a gardener. In December 1971, Morinaga relocated to Salinas and established M. Tashiro Nursery, Inc. Morinaga semi retired in 1990, choosing to work part time. Morinaga continued his flower business until November 2016.
Morinaga was a member of Buddhist Temple of Salinas, Kagoshima Kenjinkai, Kushikino Kai, Monterey Kayo Club, Shigin Shodokai, Ichiki Kushikino Sister City, and Salinas Kendo Club.
Morinaga enjoyed watching Sumo, singing karaoke and really loved going to the casinos.
He is survived by his loving wife, Kumi, sons, James (Marsha) Tashiro and John (Lisa) Tashiro, daughter, Julia Tashiro Nichols. Jichan to Rene Nichols, Kyle Tashiro, and Bradley Tashiro.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 3 pm to 6 pm at Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis Street, Salinas, CA 93901
Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 2 pm, Buddhist Temple of Salinas, 14 California Street, Salinas, CA, 93901




Struve and Laporte Chapel
41 West San Luis Street
Salinas, CA US 93901
Saturday, June 10, 2017
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Funeral Service
Buddhist Temple of Salinas
14 California Street
Salinas, CA US 93901
Sunday, June 11, 2017
2:00 PM