OBITUARY: Amey Aizawa

AIZAWA, AMEY, 94, a longtime resident of the Carlisle in San Francisco, passed away peacefully with many family members and friends by her side on the afternoon of April 23, 2017.

Amey was born on July 24, 1922, in Delano (now Visalia) California and was the oldest of four children. She resided in the central valley until she and her family were incarcerated at the Fresno Detention Center and Jerome, Arkansas Concentration Camp during World War II.

She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Tulsa and moved back to California with her husband Hatsuro in the late 1940’s. Although Amey had a license to teach in the California school system, she chose to help her husband start and maintain his successful graphic design business (Aizawa and Furuta) in San Francisco for many decades.

At her request, no memorial service is planned but an informal gathering of family and friends will take place on Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 1-3 pm at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC), located at 1840 Sutter Street, SF, CA 94115. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the JCCCNC or to a charity of your choice.

Amey is predeceased by her parents, Chuzo and Hanako Yamane and her husband Hatsuro. She is survived by siblings Lily Kuwamoto, Elaine Higashi and Katsumi (Bonnie) Yamane and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

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