ENDOW, EDWARD AYAO, 95, passed away peacefully on October 13, 2010 in Stockton after a brief illness. He was born in Ogden, Utah on November 23, 1914.

He is survived by Bernice, his wife of 58 years, sons Jon (Joanne), Curt (Irene), Tom (Suzie) and Pete (Phyllis) and his sister Nori Imagawa. He was preceded in death by his son Edwin (Debbi). He was a loving grandfather to Robert, Katelyn, Kevin, Nicholas, Zachary, Karli, Davis and Julia.

Ed was raised in Stockton. He attended the University of California, Berkeley, and received his degree and license in pharmacy from the University of California, San Francisco, in 1939. He joined the U.S. Army prior to WWII, was stationed at Fort Sill during the war and, upon being honorably discharged, was sent to Rohwer, Arkansas, as part of the internment of the Japanese Americans.

He returned with his family to Stockton where he was a trusted pharmacist to the Stockton community for over 50 years, initially with Owl Drugs and then as owner of Parkwoods Pharmacy.

He retired in 1993 to enjoy his family and spend more time on his hobbies including traveling, fishing and rooting on the University of the Pacific athletics. He attended the Calvary Presbyterian Church and was an active supporter of the Japanese American Citizens League and the University of the Pacific.

Private service was held. At Edward’s request, please no koden or flowers.

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