Daniel Takashi Miyasaki
Dec 14, 1932 - Jul 1, 2017
He was strong, caring, inspiring, active and loved. Dr. Daniel Takashi Miyasaki was born in Sacramento on December 14, 1932, and peacefully passed away on the morning of Saturday, July 1, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.
While a young boy he and his family were relocated during WWII to the internment camp at Tule Lake. After the war he worked hard earning entry into Chicago’s Loyola University School of Dentistry a year early. He graduated in 1958 and served as a dentist in the Navy. After the Navy he married his bride of 51 years, Beverly, and opened his dental practice in Sacramento, CA. His passion for dentistry and compassion for others lead him to practice dentistry until 2016, 58 years. Many of his patients have stayed in his practice over those 50-plus years because of his humor and clinical talent. Dan’s life reflected his goal to help others be more than they thought they could be. Because of his example many of his family entered the field of dentistry. He was a past president of the Sacramento District Dental Society as well as very active in and honored by the California Dental Association. He helped many of the great dental educators with their careers. His contributions to his profession were numerous.
Dan traveled the world and was active in sports-working out, abalone diving, scuba diving, golfing, fishing, hunting, water and snow skiing, and ballroom dancing with his wife late into the night. He also loved caring for his dogs. Dan enjoyed great food, great wine and great friendships. Putting those together, he loved entertaining his friends and family over gourmet dinners that he prepared. The wild game dinners he threw with his hunting and fishing friends were memorable events.
A professional, a giver, and a dedicated family man, Dan will be missed by so many who take comfort that he has joined Beverly. He is survived, loved and legacied by his three children, their spouses, his twelve grandchildren, his sister, nieces, nephews and dog, Toby.
A service for Dan will be held on Friday, July 7th at 10:00am at the Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church, 6929 Franklin Blvd. Sacramento. Refreshments will be served after the service. The family requests that donations in the name of Daniel Miyasaki be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or 1 Love Dog Rescue in Rocklin.
East Lawn Memorial Park Chapel
4300 Folsom Blvd.