Obituaries

OBITUARY: Reverend Lloyd Keigo Wake

WAKE, REVEREND LLOYD KEIGO, 95, died peacefully in San Francisco on December 27, 2017. He is survived by his caring wife of 68 years, Marion Natsue Wake; devoted children Cathy Quides, Wesley Wake, Sandra Wake, and Steven Wake; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, all of whom were touched by his love of fishing, camping, the […]

OBITUARY: Dr. Raymond S. Murakami

MURAKAMI, Dr. RAYMOND S., 90, Bethesda, MD, a prominent Washington, D.C. dentist, passed away on January 24, 2018. During his nearly 50 years in dental practice, he served members of Congress, cabinet secretaries, members of the diplomatic community, Hollywood movie stars, and the Japanese American population. He was a member of the ADA, D.C. Dental […]

OBITUARY: Herbert Shiro Suenaga

SUENAGA, HERBERT SHIRO, 89, passed away on January 27th after a long illness. He was born on December 19, 1928 to parents Kazuto and Misuyo Suenaga. He was the youngest of 7 children, all pre-deceased now except brother, Saburo (Koz) Suenaga in Carson City, NV. He is survived by his spouse, Annie, three children: Steven, […]

OBITUARY: Robert Yushi “Bob” Inouye

INOUYE, ROBERT YUSHI “BOB”, 84, had more lives than a stubborn cat but eventually left us on January 21st, 2018, peacefully holding his wife’s hand. He passed away surrounded by family in San Francisco, the city he loved by the bay. Bob was born in the town of Alviso near San Jose, California on April […]

OBITUARY: Nancie Haruko Oda

ODA, NANCIE HARUKO, 89, passed away on January 16, 2018 in Oakland, California. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, John S. Oda. She is also survived by her brother, Tak Yasuda; children, Joyce Uyeno, of Sacramento, CA, and Todd (Kathy) Uyeno of Piedmont, CA, Shawn Oda of El Cerrito, CA; and six […]

OBITUARY: Florence Yoshiko Yamabe

YAMABE, FLORENCE YOSHIKO, 77, of San Francisco, CA, was called to heaven suddenly on January 4, 2018. Born on August 9, 1940 in San Francisco, CA. She is survived by her loving husband Robert Yamabe, daughter Karen Kwong (Dave) and grandsons Jared and Ryan of Millbrae, CA; son Brian Yamabe (Erin) and granddaughters Emi and […]

OBITUARY: Velma Natsuko Kurihara

KURIHARA, VELMA NATSUKO, 92, passed away peacefully on Dec. 22, 2017 at The Sequoias San Francisco. She was born JUNE 25, 1925 in Tulare, CA. Velma is survived by her sisters Marie Kurihara and Betty Ozawa (Koji) and many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews. She attended Orosi High School. During WWII Velma […]

OBITUARY: Makoto Mark Kamiya

KAMIYA, MAKOTO MARK, 95, passed away Nov. 12, 2017. He was born on Mar. 18, 1922, in Livingston, California to Mibuji and Shizuko Kamiya. Mark was a devoted son, studious and idealistic. He attended Ballico Elementary School, graduated from Livingston High School and entered Cal Poly at San Louis Obispo in 1941. His college education […]

OBITUARY: Yasko Gamo

Gamo, Yasko, 89, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on New Year’s Day, the most sacred and important holiday in Japan. Yasko was born in Tokyo, Japan to a family connected for many generations with traditional Japanese Noh Theater’s Hosho Company. She and her family survived the war in Tokyo where, soon after the […]

OBITUARY: Tetsuo “Tets” Ihara

IHARA, TETSUO “TETS,” 93, born on April 15, 1924 of San Francisco passed away surrounded by his loving family and friends on the morning of December 18, 2017. Tets was the second of ten siblings, all native born San Franciscans. Tets began working for the U.S. government while interned at Topaz and continued working for […]

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