Frank Tatsuo Hara

01/17/1932 — 07/25/2005

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Syracuse, Utah

Frank Tatsuo Hara

Frank Tatsuo Hara passed away on July 25, 2005. He was born on January 17, 1932 in Syracuse, Utah, the youngest son of Izu and Jisaku Hara. He grew up in southern Idaho and graduated from Ontario High School in Oregon. He graduated form the University of Washington and attended Oregon State University, where he met and married his wife, Dianne. He worked as an analytical chemist for Battelle Northwest and other Hanford contractors. Following retirement he worked as a consultant for West Valley Nuclear in New York and for BNW.

Frank spent many of his vacations commercial fishing on the Washington coast. In 1984 he and his sons moved the base of the fishing operations to Bristol Bay, Alaska.

He is survived by his wife, Dianne; his sons, Jim and Kerry Hara Lewisville, TX, Roy and Joy Hara Tacoma, Neal and Michelle Hara Idaho Falls; daughter, Kathryn Hara Spokane; brothers, Don and Fumi Hara Moses Lake, George and Gloria Hara Coos Bay, Dick and Reiko Hara Seattle; sisters Jennie Sugimoto Roy, Utah, Mary and Tetsu Okada Utah, Jean Branstrator Redlands; grandchildren Will Hara, Kailey Hara, Taylor Hara, Tristen Hara and Rachael Hara; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Kay Hara, his sister Tsuyako and nephews Rick and Mark Hara.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, July 29, 2005 at Einan’s Funeral Home in Richland. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 5:00-8:00 PM, as well as Friday from 8:00 AM until the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 805 S. Auburn, Kennewick, WA 99336; or to the American Lung Association, 110 S. 9th Ave., Yakima, WA 98902.

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  • Jim and Family, with the utmost heartfelt sympathy, may God grant the family peace and comfort at this time of grief and remembrance. Though I never met Frank, Jim’s eyes would light up as he spoke of his father and the great times they had fishing, a true blessing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Mark Dailey
    November 4, 2014
    Plano, TX, US
  • Dear Neal and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find peace and comfort in the beautiful memories and special times you all shared together with your father. GOD Bless you all.

    Jil Lytle-Smith
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Dianne and family. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. Though I had lost touch with all of you over the years, the news of Frank’s passing hit home with me. Frank was a wonderful and caring individual who helped me get through many chemistry and physics classes. He always had a warm smile to give to all who knew him. My prayers go out to all of you for the great loss of a wonderful and caring person.

    Michael Walker
    November 4, 2014
    Lake, Elsinore, CA, US
  • Mrs. Hara – I am so sorry to hear about Frank. I rarely read the paper; Tapas Maiti told me the news. I will always value the time I worked with him and under his mentorship; I remember him with such fond memories. Our prayers are with you and your family.

    Timothy and May-Lin Thomas
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Our deepest sympathies for the loss of a good husband, father, and friend.

    M/M T. Irving Chang
    November 4, 2014
    Honolulu, HI, US
  • We are sorry to hear of your family’s great loss. You are in our prayers.

    Mr. and Mrs. Brian Fellows
    November 4, 2014
    Elizabethtown, KY, US
  • Frank was a very kind and caring person, and a good and loving family man. He will be missed by every body that knew him. We express our sincere regrets to Dianna and Jim and the rest of the family for their lost.

    Don and Patricia Baker
    November 4, 2014
    Longview, TX, US
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