Daniel Takashi Miyasaki

Dec 14, 1932 - Jul 1, 2017

Obituary

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.

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Memorial Park Chapel
4300 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento, CA
US 95819

Guestbook

  • Monique Burts says:

    I am very sorry to hear of Dr. Miyasaki’s passing away. My deepest condolences are with his family in this time of grieving. (Isa. 25:8)

  • Karen Davis says:

    To all of Dan’s family, my heart hurts for your deep personal loss. To have known Dan and Bev means that I am blessed, but I also know how very much family meant to both of them, and how much of a void there must be without them both. That’s why their dental family is huge. They took us in just like family. Dan reached out to me many years ago over a phone call and we just visited more than we discussed dental business. From that moment on, I knew Dan was an extraordinary man. I am thankful your family has a deep reservoir of memories just like those of us in his dental family. His influence was broad and deep. How I wish I were able to be there to tell you personally how much your parents meant to me. Just know that a heart in Texas is hurting with you for the loss of this man who mentored and loved so many!

  • Dave Kline says:

    My deepest condolences. As a longtime patient, I knew that Dr. Miyasaki was a great dentist and friendly person, but I learned so much more about him by reading this look back at his very full life.

  • Edward Netzel says:

    Dr. Dan was our dentist and friend for 38 years, we will truly miss him.

  • Samantha Oliver says:

    I pray for your family at this time. They are missing you so much and you are deeply missed in the commuity. I have met and gone to your son and he is an amazing and upstanding dentist. We will all see you in heaven one day. Thank you for being a great dentist, Dr. Dan.

  • Sandra Pickering says:

    Dr.Dan was the first dentist I worked for after graduating from hygiene school and he shared many stories of his life during the time I knew him. He was well respected in the dental community and had a very full life. Having just lost my own Mother in January , I know the sorrow your family is experiencing and pray God will give you peace in knowing you were all there for him.

  • LATONIA says:

    MY PRAYER ARE WITH HIS FAMILY, FRIENDS AND CO-WORKERS

  • Alan Cordano says:

    Dan and I worked out together at Cal Fit off Riverside Blvd – We would critique our beloved Kings – He was a kind, soft spoken gentleman – I will miss his warm, inviting smile – God bless you, Dan!!

  • Jaclyn Teeple says:

    Dr. Miyasaki was a very fine man who spent time with his patients, He be missed by many.

  • Steve and Lisa Bauer says:

    Mr. Miyasaki was a wonderful neighbor. It was always such a treat to stop and chat while he was throwing the ball for Grant. We loved hearing about his most recent travels. It was obvious that he loved his children and grandchildren very much – nothing made him happier than when everyone was at his house and he could cook for all of them! He will be missed.

  • The Winn Family says:

    My heart goes out to all of Dr. Miyasaki’s loved one’s and close friends. He was a great dentist to me for 35 years and I will miss him. I know he is very proud that all of his patients and staff, will be in good hands with his Son. Thanks for sharing all of these wonderful family pictures.

  • CJ Johnson says:

    Mike….so sorry to hear about Dan. As you know, I was a patient of his for over 30 years. I also went on several ski trips that he had arranged. He was not only a good Dentist but a wonderful man. His retirement has been cut way too short. Just want you to know I am thinking of you and your family.

  • D and P Umeda says:

    Mike and family, we were so sorry to hear that Dr. Dan died. He was our dentist for about 30+ years and always appreciated his flawless work. Our condolences to all the family.

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