IWAWAKI, TOSHIKO passed away peacefully of natural causes at the age of 97 on November 5, 2011.

Born in Seattle on Aug. 20, 1914, lived in San Francisco for 30 years, except for the WWII years spent in the concentration camps of Gila, Ariz. and Tule Lake, Calif. Upon her husband’s retirement, moved to Berkeley in 1966 and lived there for 36 years.

Preceded in death by her husband Masao and grandson Corby Shinomiya. Survived by daughters Masako (Richard) Murakami, Yaeko (Stan) Ozaki, grandchildren Mathew Koga, Warren Koga, Ellen (Yuji) Kawana, Coco (Eddie) Gorodetsky and three great-grandchildren.

As she wished, a memorial service was held at Kokoro, her home for the past eight years.

In lieu of koden or flowers, please consider a donation to Kokoro Assisted Living, 1881 Bush St., SF 94109.

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