Obituaries

OBITUARY: Alice Hasuko Yonekura

Yonekura, Alice Hasuko, 95, passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018. She was born in Stockton California. Beloved aunt of the late: Susan (Bill) Stokes and Steve (Jan) Haruta. Also survived by 2 grandnephews, 1 grandniece and relatives in Japan. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, 11-24-18 at 11:30a at the San Francisco Buddhist […]

OBITUARY: Kyoko Matsumaru Dumas

DUMAS, KYOKO MATSUMARU, 85, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 4th, 2018. She was very active in the Japanese community, teaching classical Japanese dance and singing, most recently at the Yu Ai Kai senior center. Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at the Yu Ai Kai senior center at noon.

OBITUARY: Yuriko Lily “Yuri” Torigoe

TORIGOE, YURIKO LILY “YURI”, 96, of San Jose, California, passed away peacefully at home on November 1, 2018. She was a piano teacher, church organist/pianist, and devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was born and raised in Alameda, California. Her parents were immigrants from Japan who ran a floral shop. She entered the University of […]

OBITUARY: Norman Tomoyuki Takahashi

TAKAHASHI, NORMAN TOMOYUKI, 73, passed away quietly overnight on Monday, October 29, 2018. Norm was born on July 15, 1945 in Topaz Relocation Center in Utah, and grew up in San Francisco, California. He graduated from George Washington High School and attended college for a couple of years before working full time at the family […]

OBITUARY: Emiko “Miki” Naito

NAITO, EMIKO “MIKI,” 85, of San Francisco, California passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018. Emiko was born August 16, 1933 in Madera, CA to Eisaku and Tomo Naito. She attended Alpha Grammar School in Madera, CA. In 1942 amid World War II she and her family were interned at the Jerome, Arkansas Interment Camp […]

OBITUARY: Mitsuye “Mitzi” Yamamoto

YAMAMOTO, MITSUYE “MITZI”, 97, of Patterson, Calif., passed away peacefully on Monday, October 15th at home. Born in San Jose, CA on May 31, 1921 to Kaneichi and Hatsuko Yamaichi. She was a longtime Patterson resident for 60 years who farmed alongside her late husband Shig on the Westside. Mitzi met and married her husband […]

OBITUARY: Toshiko Nakamura

TOSHIKO NAKAMURA, 101, of Palo Alto passed away peacefully at home on September 21, 2018. She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Naoki Nakamura, and two infants, Naomi and Osamu. She will be mourned and greatly missed by her children Robert Nakamura (Bernadette), Yuko Kain (Philip), Eko Prasad (Nandi), and Patrick Nakamura (Susan); […]

OBITUARY: Jay Hisashi Yamamura

YAMAMURA, JAY HISASHI, 72, passed away peacefully at home the evening of September 25th surrounded by family. “Sash” was born in San Francisco and grew up in SF’s Japantown, and made many of his life-long friends in Japanese American community institutions like the San Francisco Associates basketball and Boy Scouts Troop 58. He worked as […]

OBITUARY: Thomas Shoji Yoshida

YOSHIDA, THOMAS SHOJI, 91, born on January 28, 1927, in Morro Bay, California, passed away on August 15, 2018, in Henderson, Nevada. Thomas is survived by his beloved wife Teruko, and children, Frances, Cecilia, and Timothy; grandchildren Tomo and Miya; great grandson Klay; brothers Charles and Paul; and sisters Inez, Rose, Sandra, Marjorie and Betsy. […]

OBITUARY: June Kiyomoto Kitagawa

KITAGAWA, JUNE KIYOMOTO, 89, was born in Reedley, CA on June 6, 1929 and passed away September 5, 2018 in Colma, CA. June was the youngest child of Tamekichi Kiyomoto and Sadame Mori. June spent her childhood on her family’s prosperous farm, alongside her brothers Yoneo, Seyichi, and George and sisters Grace, Marty, Dora, and […]

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