OBITUARY: Kazu Oshima

Kazu Oshima

Kazu Oshima

Oshima, Kazu, 88, of San Mateo died at home on Monday, July 1st.

He was born on July 12, 1924 in Watsonville, Calif., to Katsutaro and Kame Oshima. He attended Watsonville High School, National Radio Institute in Washington D.C. and San Mateo Junior College before attending Stanford University. At Stanford University, Kazu received his Bachelor of Science and Masters Degrees in Engineering. During the war, he attended Poston High School and worked as a radio serviceman and electrician for the War Relocation Authority in Poston, Ariz.

He began his career at Stanford Research Institute and continued working as an engineer at Ampex Corporation, Levinthal Electronics and Philco Corporation. He retired in 1993 after 33 years at Lockheed Martin Corporation.

Kazu will be forever missed by his brother George and sister-in-law, Alice as well as by his nephew, Ronald, his wife, Jeannie and their sons, and his nephew Gerry Oshima. He will also be missed by his niece Kathleen Fazekas, her husband, Tom and their children, and his niece Suzanne Oshima.

A memorial service will take place at the San Mateo Buddhist Church on Thursday, July 25 at 1 p.m. Interment following the service will be private at Olivet Memorial Park.

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