Edward "Ed" Taniguchi '54 January 10, 2022 11:00 AM updated: January 10, 2022 11:42 AM
Edward T. Taniguchi
March 02, 1932 - June 03, 2021
Edward T. Taniguchi passed from this life on June 03, 2021 in his home with family by his side. Born on March 02, 1932 to Edward and Naomi Taniguchi, Edward is survived by wife Chong, sons and daughters-in-law Kim (‘80) and Cynthia (’81), Lee and Kaoru,
Kei and Margaret, three grandchildren Brian, Patrick (’14), and Conrad, two great-grandchildren, sister Yuri, nieces and nephews.
Edward attended Texas A&M and was a member of A Company Ordinance, Class of ’54. After graduating with a BS in Agricultural Engineering, he served in the U.S. Army until 1963 at which time he relocated his family to his hometown, Harlingen, Texas. It was here that he and his wife, Chong, established a new home and raised their three boys. After many years of service, Edward retired from Tri-Pak Machinery in 2014.
Edward was very active in his son’s undertakings including coaching little league baseball, den leader in Cub Scouts, and high school band boosters (even chaperoning a bus on a two week band trip!). He was especially devoted to the Boy Scouts serving as Scout Master, Vigil Member – Order of the Arrow, and in other adult leadership roles. One of his proudest achievements was earning his Silver Beaver Award.
In their Golden Years Edward and Chong enjoyed traveling across Texas, camping in numerous state and national parks, hiking in the Chisos Mountains, and visiting family.
To his final days, Edward was so very proud to be a Texas Aggie!