OBITUARY: Emiko J. Nakano

NAKANO, EMIKO J., 100, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on October 26, 2019. She was born on October 15, 1919 in Hiroshima, Japan to Utaso and Ai Fujikawa. She grew up in Isleton, CA and was the second child of 10 children.

In 1940, Emiko married Mario Masaharu Nakano. They raised 4 children, Tamaye, Seigo (Nadine), Steven (Denice) and Julie Kihara (Robert), 6 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. She is survived by her siblings, Shizu Fujimura and Stanley Fujikawa (Joan), and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Mario, daughter Tamaye, Fujikawa brothers Charlie (Alice), Noboru (Terry), Kenji (Irene), George (Ann), sisters Barbara Ikenaga (Jim), Michiko Jung (Bob), and Kiyomi Uchino (Rick).

She was an avid reader, a passionate Oakland A’s fan, loved attending all the sports activities of her grandchildren and going to the casinos. She was placed at the ACC Care Center in Sacramento in January 2015 after a minor stroke at age 96.

A memorial service will be held at the Berkeley Higashi Honganji Temple, 1524 Oregon St., Berkeley, CA 94703 on November 23, 2019 at 11:00 am.

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