Gosei Gregory Kimura

KIMURA, GOSEI GREGORY peacefully passed on January 29, 2012 after a battle with lung cancer.

He was born in Fukuoka, Japan on Jan. 9, 1958. In November 1960, he came to San Francisco with his mom, dad and four older sisters. He went to Commodore Sloat Elementary School, Aptos Jr. High School and graduated George Washington High School.

Gosei is survived by his daughter Aryn; son Griffin; wife Venetia; his four dedicated and loving sisters Eiko (Young) Amano; Machiko (Harry) Shiozaki; Taiko Kimura; Rie (Jim) Kuwabara; his four beautiful nieces Kelly (Pat) Lam; Amy Shiozaki, Sara Kuwabara and Mako Kuwabara; two precious grandnieces, Meghan & Kylie Lam; aunties & uncles; cousins; and lifelong friends. Gosei’s parents were the late Ryochi Kimura (June 1993) and his mother Yoshiko Inouye Kimura (October 2011).

Gosei played on the Washington High School Baseball Team as a star outfielder. In 1976, the Washington Eagles was the only team, that season, to beat Lowell (arch rival) with Gosei’s winning run. Gosei was selected to play on the Coaches AAA winning All-City Team. Gosei continued to play baseball in one of the Los Angeles AA Leagues while attending CA State University, Los Angeles were he graduated with a BS degree in business.

Gosei continued to play softball all through his life until just a year ago. His other love was golf. For the past 30 years, he took the opportunity to golf every chance he had. He belonged to the Bay Area Golf Club.

He spent his adult career at Otagiri, Peking Handicraft, San Francisco Coupon Clearing, and Sakura of America, where his duties included being director of finance and IT.

Gosei will be remembered for being the life of the party, a great friend, a generous man, someone that you could always depend on and having a big heart. But his proudest legacy is his children, Aryn and Griffin. They share the gift of having the same great soul that their father had.

Celebration of Life Service, Sunday, Feb. 26, 1 to 4 p.m. at Tierra Linda Middle School, 750 Dartmouth Avenue in San Carlos (650) 508-7370. Dessert Reception & Fellowship Time directly following the Service.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the San Carlos Education Foundation, P.O. Box 1214, San Carlos, CA 94070 can be made in Gosei’s memory.

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