OBITUARY: Kuichi Takei

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Kuichi Takei

TAKEI, KUICHI, 101, on November 8, 2014 in Sacramento, CA,  died as he had lived, with grace and dignity. He was born in Watsonville, CA on July 28, 1913 to Kisaku Takei and Yasu Okahara, both from Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan. Drafted into the Army prior to WWII, he was removed to the 442/522nd RCT, liberating Dachau while his wife, Bette Sakaye Sato, was imprisoned in an American concentration camp. They were married for 62 years until her death in 2005. Predeceased by siblings Iowa, Yoneko and Katsuto, and survived by two children, Barbara (Yoshinori Himel) and Barry (Christine), and three grandchildren, Todd, Terri, and Carl. At his request there will be no service.  Family requests no flowers or Koden.

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