TSUCHIYA Harold Sabaro
March 15, 2017 at 96 years of age. Harold was born in 1921 to Mamoyo "Miya" and grew up in Montana with five brothers; Joe, Ray, Carl, Jack and Herb. He served in World War II as a paratrooper in the 17th Airborne Division that participated in the invasion of Germany across the Rhine River, known as Operation Varsity. He graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Architecture in 1949. He received the Alpha Rho Chi Medal, which was given to a graduating senior at each Architectural school in recognition for leadership, service to the school and department, and promise of professional merit. As predicted, Harold went on to have an accomplished architectural career. His initial experience was at the architectural firm of Eero Saarinen. He subsequently joined the architectural firm of Yamasaki & Associates where he was involved in many notable projects, such as the Michigan Consolidated Gas Company building, the Temple Beth El in Bloomfield Hills Michigan, the Dharhan International Airport in Saudi Arabia, the Pacific Science Center in Seattle that was built for the 1962 World's Fair, and the World Trade Center. Harold is survived by his children; Peter Tsuchiya, Karen Tsuchiya, M.D. and Kristen (William) Lattner; his grandchildren Sean and Brooke; his brothers Jack and Herbert Tsuchiya and his dear friend Renata Charfoos.
Private services will be held.
Charles and Tracy Booth
Our pal, Hal, meant so much to us, our family considered him family. Louise of daughter loved his stories of skiing adventures he took, Tracy loved the memories of building the World Trade Center, and Charlie was intensely fixed of his heroic tales of his time in Service. He was a wonderful chef.He was a pretty good dancer, too. A great listener who gave excellent advice and encouragement. Optimistic, artistic, athletic,friendly,giving,
and KIND. He was loved by so many good people.
Fr. Bernie Lattner
Our condolences to the family. Harold lived a very accomplished and fulfilling life. He was truly a leader of the "Greatest Generation." May his memory be Eternal.
Keely O'Brien Tyson
I had the good fortune to get to know Hal through my sister Tracy. What a wonderful, optimistic, healthy and fascinating person. Pete and Karen, my school friends, my condolences and prayers. I see where you got your great personalities...from your amazing Dad! Luv to your whole family.
Mike Lang - Ford Motor Co.
To Pete and the entire family. I just wanted to express my condolence, and to let you know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. May your father rest in peace.
Louise and I met Harold in downtown Holly 6 years ago. I invited him to join us in Zanie Janie’s coffee shop where his interest was piqued by Wilhelm Rasmussen, Joe Garfolo and the rest of the regulars. Harold, Tim Leahy, Wilhelm and I met every third Friday at Mister B’s restaurant in Clarkston for lunch. He even joined us at the annual Holly Washington Club’s annual banquet several years running. Harold was very proud of his grandchildren’s accomplishments. He was always cheerful and saw positive possibilities in every situation. Every moment I was in Harold’s presence was an honor to me. I miss him.