Toshiro "TK" Komura

Jul 15, 1951 - Jul 27, 2022

East Lawn Memorial Park
4300 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento , CA, 95819


Toshiro “TK” Komura passed away peacefully on July 27, 2022, with his sister by his side. Born on July 15, 1951, in Sacramento, he was the beloved son of Toshiharu and Sumiye Komura, and grandson of Shige Yamamoto. After graduating from C.K. McClatchy High School and UC San Diego, TK was a State Parks and Recreation Department Interpretive Guide for nearly thirty years. He worked at several state parks, developing exhibits and brochures, and leading tours for kids at many of California’s great state parks, including Benicia Capitol, Chico Bidwell Mansion, Donner Memorial, Armstrong Redwoods, Sonoma Mission, Columbia, and the State Capitol. It was said you hadn’t seen anything until you saw how TK held the attention of a group of school kids as he explained the wonders of our natural world. TK was a spectacular photographer of rock formations and natural wonders, making over twenty trips to Arches National Park in Utah and other destinations to photograph amazing scenery. Although he could be quiet in a crowd, he was quick-witted, kind, generous, and humble. He cared for his grandmother and parents deeply, taking them on many trips around the country. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Keiko and Paul Duax, of Sacramento, and many cousins and relatives. The family is eternally grateful to Trang Slade and the Russo family (Bob, Judy and Katie) for their many years of care and friendship towards TK. They are angels in this world.
With Covid precautions in mind, a memorial service will be held on Zoom on September 2 at 12:00 p.m. noon. A link to the service may be provided upon contacting In lieu of koden or flowers, please visit or consider a contribution to a state or national park to assist in preserving and appreciating our natural world which TK so admired and loved.


  • Dennis Dong says:

    My dear Riverside School buddy and close friend. I fondly remember “soldier” in the boat in our garage, and being the only two boys in Riverside’s first accelerated class. Rest In Peace, my good friend.

  • Joseph Sui says:

    To Cousin TK,

    Thank you for helping us with picking oranges from your back yard when we came over to celebrate New Years for many years when we were young.

    You were always quiet, but when it came time for you to tell us about your job experiences, you made it so interesting for your cousins from SanFrancisco. Thank you for all stories and helping us feel welcome every time we visited. Rest in peace, cousin.

    Love, Joe

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