Distinguished alum Shiego Tanabe dies

May 15, 2009

Shiego Tanabe, who received a Distinguished Alumni/ae Award from PSR in 2008, died on May 6 in Honolulu, HI. Born in Fort Thompson, WA in 1908, he received the MDiv from PSR in 1937. Shortly after his ordination to the United Methodist Church, Rev. Tanabe and his wife Haru were sent to the Tule Lake Internment Camp. Although given a chance to leave, he chose to stay with his people, knowing that they would be in need of leadership and a guide for their faith.