Obituaries

OBITUARY: Betty Shimoda

SHIMODA, BETTY, 89, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2017 in Sebastopol, Calif. surrounded by her family. She was born Hiroko Kojima on January 5, 1928 in Osaka, Japan. She was a Corte Madera, Calif., resident from 1967, and then moved to Sebastopol, Calif. to live with her elder daughter and her family for the […]

OBITUARY: Frank Akira Iwama

IWAMA, FRANK AKIRA, 75, a pioneering Asian American lawyer who successfully represented the Japanese American Citizens League in the effort to obtain redress from the United States government for wrongful detention of Japanese Americans in internment camps during World War II, died on September 23, 2016 in San Mateo, California Frank was born on April […]

OBITUARY: Glenn Michitane Nakadate

NAKADATE, GLENN MICHITANE, 81, was born on Sept. 20, 1935 in Los Angeles, California. He died February 18, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada from complications due to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. His parents were Michio Nakadate, DDS, and Taneko Yamato. He was preceded in death by his first ex-wife, Yoko Bettie Kawakami. He is survived by […]

OBITUARY: May Setsuko Nakao

NAKAO, MAY SETSUKO, 77, passed away after a stroke at Kaiser Hospital in San Francisco on February 8, 2017. May was born in San Francisco and was the daughter of Shigeo and Shizue Nakao. She is survived by her younger brother, Richard Kazuo Nakao, who resides in Honolulu, Hawaii. May’s family was interned at Topaz, […]

OBITUARY: Pat Ishizaki

ISHIZAKI, PAT, wife of the late Joe Ishizaki passed away January 2017. She resided in San Francisco and is survived by her daughter. Celebration of life will be held at Halsted N. Gray-Carew & English, 1123 Sutter St. on Sat., March 4th at 11am. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Canine Companions for […]

OBITUARY: Kaoru Kay Maeyama

MAEYAMA, KAORU KAY, 89, was born in Vacaville, CA on August 15, 1927 and passed away peacefully on January 28 surrounded by her family. Kay is survived by her husband, Jun Maeyama, two children, Mark (Melissa) Maeyama of Pleasant Hill and Lynn Maeyama of Concord and 5 grandchildren. Kay was interned with her family at […]

OBITUARY: Kikuyo “Babe” Sentachi

SENTACHI, KIKUYO “BABE,” passed away on Jan. 12, 2017.  She is survived by son Alan, daughter Vicki Akagi (Glenn) and grandchildren Terra and Daren. A memorial service will be held on Sat. March 11, 2017 at SF Buddhist Church at 2 pm.

Angus Macbeth, CWRIC special counsel, dies

The Japanese American Citizens League issued a statement Jan. 23 “mourn(ing) the passing of Angus Macbeth, who served as special counsel to the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) and headed its staff. The CWRIC report, “Personal Justice Denied,” and its recommendations formed the basis for the Civil Liberties Act of 1988.” […]

OBITUARY: Sadame Kojimoto

KOJIMOTO, SADAME, 88, after enduring Alzheimer’s Disease for twenty years, peacefully passed away on January 4, 2017. Sadame was born on March 18, 1928, in San Francisco Chinatown, the youngest daughter of Tsunesuke and Setsu Hara. The Hara family lived next-door to the International Hotel on Kearny Street. Sadame’s parents operated a dry-cleaning business at […]

OBITUARY: Aiko Mikami

MIKAMI, AIKO, 87, of Lodi, died on January 18. She was born in Hiroshima, Japan, on August 27, 1929. A devoted student of Japanese arts, Mrs. Mikami received at the age of 28 the highest tea ceremony certificate, Midare, from the School of Omotesenke and was the only person in the U.S. to hold such […]

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