CHISAKI, SHUNICHI “JAKE,” 93, passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in Union City. A native of Los Angeles County, and longtime resident of Berkeley. Survived by his daughter, Jane Chisaki of El Cerrito; sons, David Chisaki and his wife, Julia of Richmond, Marc Chisaki and his wife, Sue Kay of Walnut Creek, Paul Chisaki and his wife, Diane of Fremont, and John Chisaki and his wife, Mika of Hercules; sisters, Haruko “Fran” Hommersand of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Hideko Chisaki of Berkeley, and Kazuko Moriyama of Berkeley; brothers, Harumi “Jim” Moriyama of Vacaville, and Roy Moriyama of Hercules; granddaughters, Keren, Ashley, and Erica; grandsons, Kevin, Cameron, and Bryan; and a host of other kindred. Preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Satoe Chisaki in 2009. With his family, Mr. Chisaki was interned during World War II at Poston Camp I, Arizona, but within two years of his arrival he joined the US Army, and served in the Military Intelligence Service; he was later awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his service. Along with raising his family, Mr. Chisaki worked for the Veterans Association, Albany Concrete Products, and Pacific Intermountain Express Trucking; retired 1985. Member, Christian Layman Church (formerly Berkeley Christian Layman Church). Former member JASEB (later known as J-SEI), JACL, and Boy Scout Troop 26, Berkeley.

Friends and acquaintances are cordially invited to attend a memorial service Sunday, December 11 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Sunset View Mortuary, top of Fairmount Avenue, El Cerrito. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to Kotobuki Services, Inc., P.O. Box 3315, Hayward, CA 94540 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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