David Akira Nakagaki
  • 58 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 14, 1954
  • Date of passing: Nov 23, 2012
Dave is the beloved husband of Janice and father to Christine and Michael. We will remember him forever with extraordinary love.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, David Nakagaki, 58, born on October 14, 1954 and passed away on November 23, 2012. 

We will love, miss, and remember Dave forever.... We are grateful for the many cherished memories of him that we will always have, and we take comfort in knowing that Dave now rests in peace in God's heavenly kingdom.

Please take time to read Dave's biography and to leave a special tribute or story about Dave so that his family and friends can cherish the memories. Thank you. 

A trust fund has been set up for Christine and Michael.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Heidi Gee on 24th November 2015

"Dear Janice, Christine and Michael,
I can still hear Dave's gentle voice and see his smile, especially when I see Michael and Christine.  You remain in our prayers for comfort and strength, and knowing we are remembering Dave."

This tribute was added by Debbie Kaatz on 23rd November 2014

"Thanks for the memories!  We will never forget the great time we had at the zoo.  Your friendship and kindness you gave to our family will never be forgotten!!!!!!"

This tribute was added by Sandra Mathias on 20th February 2013

"Dear Janice, Christine and Michael. The one thing I will always remember is Dave's dry humor and how hard he worked through out the years.  I will miss seeing him at the Districts when I visit.  Christine, when the two of you married, I know that he was the better for it.  He was proud of his family.  Peace, love, blessings & my prayers go out to you and your family."

This tribute was added by Wendy Wert on 17th December 2012

"Dear Janice, Christine, and Michael:  Dave welcomed me to Planning when I transferred two short years ago.  I was drawn to his clever solutions, quick humor, and excellent nature.  Dave enriched my career and my life.  Thank you for sharing him with us.  We miss his smiling face and encouraging words.  Please know that you are in our hearts and prayers.  Wendy Wert and Kevin Monroe"

This tribute was added by Monet Wong on 17th December 2012

"I remember Dave as a quiet, gentle and patient person.  He never had an unkind word about anyone.  I came to know Dave not only as a co-worker but a friend and a tennis partner.  We used to get together and played tennis after work as a group before we all got busy with our kids life.  I will miss seeing him around at work."

This tribute was added by Frank Caponi on 15th December 2012

"David was a kind and gentle soul.  We talked often on many subjects.  My favorite discussions with David were our endless debates over whether Steve Spielberg was a good or great director.  I looked forward to discussing "Lincoln" with him, but that never happened.  David was a loving father, great husband and good friend .. and I will miss him."

This tribute was added by Mo Hach on 15th December 2012

"We are so saddened by the sudden death of your beloved husband and father.  Dave was always smiling and friendly at every TRC event we would see him at.  Janice, I hope God gives you the strength you need to support Christine and Michael during this tragic time.  Our prayers are with you all.  Love Monique, Steven and The Hachigian family"

This tribute was added by Dave Snyder on 14th December 2012

"Behind the quiet and reserved exterior, Dave was a thoughtful man with a witty sense of humor.  In our birthday club at work, he made the most memorable birthday cake I have ever gotten.  It was a model of the Palos Verdes Landfill, which was a project I was deeply mired in at work.  Very creative and very tasty!  Thanks for the memories Dave!"

This tribute was added by Bill Roggenkamp on 14th December 2012

"Dave was a great guy with a great  sense of humor.  My heart goes out to his family and you are in my thoughts and prayers.  He was truely one of a kind."

This tribute was added by Debbie Kaatz on 13th December 2012

""Thanks David for being helpful and driving James home from the high school group at your church.  Thank you for being Greg and Debbie's friend these last three years.  We wish that we could have known you longer, your sincerity, love of God and love of your family always showed through the daily acts you did for your family.  We will miss you very much.  Greg and Debbie Kaatz"

This tribute was added by Gloria Hu on 13th December 2012

"We will miss Dave very much. He was a man of few words but had a very big heart."

This tribute was added by Loretta Chase on 13th December 2012

"Dave was a very special person who never had an unkind word about anyone.  I always looked forward to the Christmas photo of his wife and their beautiful children and I believe I still have all of them.  Even after I retired he still remembered to give me the latest photo.  Dave will be missed by all who knew him."

This tribute was added by joe haworth on 12th December 2012

"What a good hearted soul. The planet is short on these. I will miss that good smile. He was a fun guy to work with and he was a man of honorable intentions. I'll miss you, Dave. Your Friend, ol'Joe"

This tribute was added by Kimberly Compton on 12th December 2012

"Dave was one of the first engineers I met at the Districts in 1989. Our love for Disney vacations and cruises became many topics of conversation. He was such a nice man, made me laugh, and had so many wonderful stories of his family. It was so obvious that they meant the world to him. He will be greatly missed."

This tribute was added by Margaret Nellor on 11th December 2012

"Don and I started at the Districts one month before Dave started. We both worked with Dave and remember his keen intelligence, sense of humor, and kindness. Our hearts go out to his family and loved ones. He will truly be missed. Don and Margie Nellor"

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