Michael Asano Teraoka

  • Born: June 30, 1984
  • Died: March 23, 2022
  • Location: Hillsborough, California

Sneider & Sullivan & O'Connell's Funeral Home - FD-230

977 S. El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA 94402

Tel. (650) 343-1804

Tribute & Message From The Family

Michael Asano Teraoka of Hillsborough, CA passed away on March 23, 2022 at age 37. He was born in Redwood City and resided in Hillsborough, CA where he attended Hillsborough South School, Crocker Middle School, Pinewood High School and graduated from Aragon High School in 2002. He attended Canada College and Marymount College in Palos Verdes (AA Degree) and graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a BA in Theatre Arts in 2007.

He was active in many sports from AYSO Soccer, Hillsborough Little League, Burlingame Pony and San Mateo Babe Ruth Baseball, and was skilled in different martial arts from Muay Thai to Kendo. After his LMU graduation, he studied Japanese language and culture at Naganuma School in Tokyo, Japan and trained in Kendo. His life experiences included personally greeting the Emperor of Japan with flowers at the Royal Welcome at SFO (1994), traveling in Asia, starring in two college theatrical performances, minor acting roles in film (Week End) and sales and sushi school. Michael enjoyed the outdoors and tranquility at his grandfather's farm in Fowler, CA, where he last lived, and most of all, he loved being with family and friends and just hanging out… Mike was a "calm, anchored and gentle spirit" who followed his own path.

He is survived by his father, Steven Teraoka (Marsha) of Hillsborough, CA; mother, Margaret Watson Teraoka of Campbell, CA; sister Lori Teraoka (Stephanie) of Portland, OR; grandfather, George Teraoka of Fowler, CA; step-sisters: Lissy Eddleman, Katie McAlister (Eric) & Amy Eddleman; nieces: Colette & Ruby; and many aunts, uncles and cousins, all mourning his passing.

First viewing will be held from 4pm-9pm with a Wake service at 7:30pm on Friday, April 8th. Second viewing will be held from 12pm-1:30pm followed by a funeral service at 2pm on Saturday, April 9th. All services will be held at Sneider & Sullivan & O'Connell's Funeral Home, 977 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA. A video stream of Saturday's service is available for those who would like to attend virtually, please inquire for details.

Memorial donations may be made in Mike's memory to: San Mateo Buddhist Temple (sanmateobuddhisttemple.org), California Clubhouse (californiaclubhouse.org), or National Alliance on Mental Illness (namisanmateo.org/donate/)


Condolence & Memory Journal

We are grateful to know about Michael and his many talents and gifts. His compassion was especially impressive.
Our deepest sympathy to all in his family and his friends at this difficult time.

Posted by Rich and Betsy Randolph    April 12, 2022

Mike's funeral was so touching. Thank you for sharing.

Posted by Theresa Shepard (Watson/Shepard Relation) - Omaha, NE - Family   April 09, 2022

We are so sorry to hear of Michaels' passing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Michael and his family.

Posted by Tom and Annabelle Hovorka - Burlingame, CA - Family Friend   April 07, 2022

We are all, deeply saddened by the news of Michael´s passing.
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by Fran, Dave, Bill and Nicky (Balaban) Newman - Family   April 05, 2022

We are very saddened to hear about your son's sudden passing, Steve (Marsha). We hope you can take comfort in knowing that through the years, he was surrounded by family and friends he loved and who loved him back.

Posted by Louie & Mary-Ann Ortiz-Luis - Hillsborough, CA - Friend   April 05, 2022

We are so sorry to learn of Michael´s passing and hope your happy memories of him give you comfort. We remember him as a friendly, kind boy.

Posted by Libbie & Terry Horn - School   April 05, 2022

My prayers and thoughts are with all of Michael's family and friends.

Posted by Jean Peroutka - School   April 04, 2022

Wishing you comfort and peace in the days ahead.
Very nice pictures and a nice tribute to Mike

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Posted by Kristen/Chris Bielefeldt/Corbat - Kihei, HI - Family   April 04, 2022

We are saddened to hear about Michael. May he rest in peace. We pray for comfort and healing for your family. Love, Jon Kaji and family

Posted by Jonathan Kaji - Friend   April 04, 2022

I'll never forget the fun times we had on Tartan Trail. Sending lots of love to the whole family. Even though I haven't seen you in years, I think about you often and was deeply saddened by the loss of Michael.

Posted by Melissa Nagare - Tustin, CA - Friend   April 03, 2022

I am saddened by this news of Michael´s passing. I have fond memories of him as a student at Crocker. May he Rest In Peace and May his family be comforted with happy memories.

Posted by Janet Chun - School   April 03, 2022

Sorry to read about Michael. Micael was a great boy at South he looks the same as when he was a young boy. My thoughts and prayers and with the family

Posted by Trina Coyne    April 03, 2022

Our heartfelt sympathies for you and your Family on Michaels passing. We have many good memories of you coaching him and our son Brian in Little League Baseball so long ago, and know he will be missed by many who were fortunate to know him. John and Mary Kirby

Posted by Dr. and Mrs. John Kirby - School   April 01, 2022

Sending our condolences and deepest sympathy to your family.

Posted by Tina and Steve Bielefeldt - Green Bay, WI - Family   April 01, 2022

I am so sad for your loss. Micheal was in school and sports with my boys. We have fond memories of our school and sports activities together. Sending love and gentle hugs to all the family. Mary

Posted by Mary Chigos - San Mateo, CA - Friend   March 31, 2022

May the wonderful memories of your loved one sustain you until God's promises are fulfilled. (John 6:40)

Posted by SG    March 31, 2022

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