YOSHIZUKA, RALPH MASAYUKI, 79, son of the deceased William and Alma Yoshizuka, loving brother to Grace Namba, William Yoshizuka (deceased), Violet Makishima, Ruby Naruto, and Elaine Sanjo, and adored uncle to 15 nieces and nephews, 22 grandnieces and nephews, and 10 great-grandnieces and nephews, passed away suddenly on June 25, 2017 in Sacramento.

Born on August 16, 1937, Ralph called Sacramento home his entire life. After the signing of Executive Order 4066 during WWII, Ralph and his family were relocated to internment camps, first in Tule Lake and then in Topaz. They returned to the Sacramento area when released in 1945. Ralph attended and graduated from Sacramento High School. He was drafted by the US Army and served in Germany during the Cold War. Ralph worked 42 years for the State of California during which he attended night classes, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Sacramento State University. Ralph was an outdoorsman and skier and devoted his retirement to his family. A private family service was held on August 19, 2017 at the George L. Klumpp Chapel of Flowers. Donations to a favorite charity in Ralph’s memory are welcome.

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