Robert S. Takagi, 88

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BRUNSWICK — Robert S. Takagi, 88, of Oakwood Terrace, died Nov. 1 at his home.

He was born in Hood River, Oregon, on April 28, 1926, the son of George and Hisae (Yamasaki) Takagi. He attended Hood River schools before being interned in the Tule Lake and Minidoka internment camps during World War II.

He graduated from high school during the war, and then served in the U.S. Army during the occupation of Japan. He went on to receive bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geology from the University of Michigan, as well as a master’s degree in library science.

On Aug. 10, 1957, he married Elda Gallison.

Takagi worked at the University of California at Berkeley, first as a librarian, from 1960-1962, and then as a scientist in the university’s museum of paleontology. He retired in 1991.

He moved to Maine in 1996, living with his wife in Brunswick until the time of his death.

Surviving are his wife and his son, Calvin, both of Brunswick, and a sister, Margaret Brady, of Vienna, Virginia.

At his request, there will be no services.

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