Gilbert Tanaka

Obituary of Gilbert Tanaka

Tanaka, Gilbert of Glen Cove, New York passed away on Friday, June 5, 2020 at the age of 78. After weeks of fighting his failing health, he died peacefully with loved ones by his side. Gil was born on May 14th, 1942. He lived next to his greenhouse, observing and learning strong values and helped support himself and his family. As a young man, Gil quickly became a businessman in his beloved community when he took over the Glen Cove Greenhouse. Aside from tending to his work and love for gardening, Gilbert was a decorated Veteran and proud member of the Glen Cove Fire Department. Gilbert was the epitome of the word community. Gil always knew how to bring people together and had a great sense of fellowship with everyone he met. Gil always had a smile on his face and was devoted to being the best friend, mentor and community leader that he could be. Gil loved the New York Yankees, showing off his Oldsmobile, going to the car shows, enjoying breakfast with his friends and sharing Sunday night dinners with family. He was a strong, proud and kind man. He is loved and will be missed by many. Gilbert is survived by his companion, stepchildren, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The burial will take place at Nassau Knolls Cemetery, Port Washington, NY.
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