Donald Hannah
Donald Hannah

Obituary of Donald Hannah

Donald William Hannah, 75 years young, Tacoma, Washington. The world lost a great one on Sunday, April 23, 2017. He fought a courageous battle with CHF, Renal failure and Multiple Myeloma. He was born on May 12, 1941 in Portsmouth, Virginia to JB and Ella Hannah. He was one of 8 children.

He proudly served his country in the US Army for 30 years including tours in Vietnam. During his service, he received the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Hearts and the Meritorious Service Medal. During this time, he met his soulmate, Sumiko.  Don and Sumi settled in Tacoma in 1979. While healthy, he was actively involved with his Special Forces Group and enjoyed travel, cooking, skiing, tennis, photography and adored his beautiful grandchildren. 

He is survived by his children, Douglas and Julie Hannah of Nashville, Tennessee, Shigeko Tokeshi of Okinawa, Japan, Saori and Todd Takayoshi and Jack Hannah of Tacoma, Washington; grandchildren, Yoshihiro Tokeshi, Yoshihide Tokeshi, Mari Tokeshi, Yoshiaki Tokeshi, Stephanie Anne (and Chris) Sutherland (Hannah), Melissa Kaye Hannah, Michael Douglas Hannah, Christopher William Hannah, Taegan Hannah Takayoshi, Thomas Phillip Takayoshi II, Taryn Moss Takayoshi, and Masami Jean Hannah; great-grandchild, Isaiah Sutherland; siblings, Peggy Catlett, Bobby Hannah, Tommy Hannah, Hank Hannah, and Patsy Martin.

He is predeceased in death by his parents JB Hannah and Ella Moss Hannah; wife, Sumiko Hannah of Tacoma, Washington; granddaughter, Shea Murasaki Takayoshi; sister, Margie Hannah; and brother, David Hannah.

Don will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. His love and melodious laughter will be cherished by all who were blessed to know him. The family wishes to thank all the wonderful friends and family for their incredible support.

Our sincerest condolences go out to the family.