OBITUARY: Irene Yoshiko Tsutsumi Saiki

SAIKI, IRENE YOSHIKO TSUTSUMI, 91, passed away on Oct. 18, 2011 in San Franciso, after suffering a stroke. Born on Aug. 22, 1920 on her family’s farm in Pismo Beach, Calif., she was raised there up until WWII, when she was interned at Poston. From there she moved to Washington, DC and soon met and married Lt. Col (USA Ret.) Barry M. Saiki. She moved with her husband when he was stationed in Baltimore, Md. and Japan. They settled in San Francisco in 1959. She was a devout Buddhist and a longtime member of San Francisco Buddhist Church. She worked as an administrative assistant at UCSF’s Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute for over 25 years.

She is survived by daughter Shizue Seigel, granddaughter Sathya Seigel, granddaughter Sai Seigel, grandson Shanti Gabriel Seigel and brother Raymond Tsutsumi. She was predeceased by her ex-husband, Saiki.
There will be no service and her family requests no gifts or flowers.

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