OBITUARY: Kaoru “Kirk” Shibata

SHIBATA, KAORU “KIRK,” 82, died November 13th, suddenly of natural causes. A celebration of life service will be held at Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church in Sacramento on Dec. 19, 2015 at 1 p.m.

“Kirk” was a Sacramento native, who survived the Japanese Internment Camps. He went on to became a successful business owner, served as a Commander in the VFW and, through his job at Sacramento Memorial Lawn, was able to serve the local Japanese Community during their time of need.
Kaoru is survived by his daughters, Lynn Shibata Callan (Bill) and Patti Shibata-Bardaro (Mario) and his grandchildren, Kolby & Kayln Shibata-Goodman and Giana & Travis Shibata-Bardaro. He is preceeded in death by his wife, Mariko; his brother, Toru and his parents, Ei and Miyoko.

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