It is with great sadness that the family of Thomas Oku announce his passing after a long battle with dementia on May 2, 2021 at the age of 76.
He was born to parents Leonard and Iko Oku on November 18, 1944 in Denver, Colorado. When Tom was young the family moved back to Mtn View California after Japanese Internment was over. He graduated from Mtn View High School. After graduation, he worked as a flower grower until his retirement at Oku Inc, a flower nursery that his grandfather had started in 1902. Tom’s past time was golfing and raising his family.
After retirement, he enjoyed being a part of Katz Golf Club. He loved golfing at HMB Golf Links and golfing at other courses in other states until his dementia brought him to Arizona to be near his daughter Kelley and son in law David. He then enjoyed fishing, going to the movies and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Tom will be forever remembered by his children, Shelley (Chris) Cowap, Kelley (David) Stubbs, Michael (Martina) Oku, his grandchildren Alex Cowap, Cyan Cowap, his sibling Stacey (Joe) Oku. He is preceded by his parents Leonard and Iko Oku, his sister Nancy Oku.
The Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 4th, 2021 at 2pm at Spangler Mortuary in Los Altos. Spangler Mortuary will be live streaming service to allow family and friends from afar and near to attend safely.
The family request that people make donations to Hospice of the Valley on Tom’s behalf in lieu of sending flowers. www.hov.org
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