Toshiro âTKâ Komura passed away peacefully on July 27, 2022, with his sister by his side. Born on July 15, 1951, in Sacramento, he was the beloved son of Toshiharu and Sumiye Komura, and grandson of Shige Yamamoto. After graduating from C.K. McClatchy High School and UC San Diego, TK was a State Parks and Recreation Department Interpretive Guide for nearly thirty years. He worked at several state parks, developing exhibits and brochures, and leading tours for kids at many of California's great state parks, including Benicia Capitol, Chico Bidwell Mansion, Donner Memorial, Armstrong Redwoods, Sonoma Mission, Columbia, and the State Capitol. It was said you hadn't seen anything until you saw how TK held the attention of a group of school kids as he explained the wonders of our natural world. TK was a spectacular photographer of rock formations and natural wonders, making over twenty trips to Arches National Park in Utah and other destinations to photograph amazing scenery. Although he could be quiet in a crowd, he was quick-witted, kind, generous, and humble. He cared for his grandmother and parents deeply, taking them on many trips around the country. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Keiko and Paul Duax, of Sacramento, and many cousins and relatives. The family is eternally grateful to Trang Slade and the Russo family (Bob, Judy and Katie) for their many years of care and friendship towards TK. They are angels in this world.
With Covid precautions in mind, a memorial service will be held on Zoom on September 2 at 12:00 p.m. noon. A link to the service may be provided upon contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. In lieu of koden or flowers, please visit or consider a contribution to a state or national park to assist in preserving and appreciating our natural world which TK so admired and loved.