Bill Hideaki Takizawa passed away on Feb. 8, 2018 after a long illness. He was born in Salinas, Calif., on Oct. 1, 1936 and resided in Santa Clara, Calif. He received his Ph.D. in 1971 at the University of Illinois. Bill was a professor of geography at San Jose State University. He is survived by sons Peter (Catherine), Steven (Karen), and John (Ivanete); six grandchildren; brother Carl; and nieces and nephew.