OBITUARY: Mary “Molly” Kitajima

Mary "Molly" Kitajima

Mary “Molly” Kitajima

KITAJIMA, MARY “MOLLY,” 89, passed away on the morning of Jan. 25, 2014, surrounded by her family, friends, and loved ones.

Molly was born on Oct. 25, 1925 in the Surrey and Delta regions of British Colombia, Canada. Molly enjoyed poker games, golfing, and traditional Japanese Taiko drumming — which she performed well into her late senior years — with Heiwa and Onami Taiko.

Molly will be deeply missed by her sons Robert Keith and Scott Kitajima, daughter Naomi Kitajima, daughter-in-law Karen Kitajima, son-in-law Tom Langenstein, grandchildren Kurt, Kris, Kameron and Jennifer Kitajima, Jonelyn and Jeffrey Langenstein, Sam Kimbrel, Valerie Vizena, and her faithful dog Rimi.

Molly’s service will be held at Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church (SACBC) in Union City, Calif. on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Molly’s name to SACBC’s Umenoki Gardens Senior Home at 32965 Alvarado-Niles Rd., Union City, CA, 94587.

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