Obituaries

OBITUARY: Tomiye “Tomi” Nakano Iino

IINO, TOMIYE “TOMI” NAKANO, 92, passed peacefully on April 4, 2018. Tomi was predeceased by husband William T. Iino (“Bill”). She is survived by daughters Cheryl (Greg), Leslie (Dale), and Terrie (Scott), grandsons Michael (Kellye) and Riley, and great granddaughters Mina and Faith. A memorial service will be held for close family and friends. Memorial […]

OBITUARY: Emiko Shinagawa

SHINAGAWA, EMIKO, entered into Nirvana at home on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the age of 88 with her family by her side. “Emi” was born January 7, 1930 in Berkeley, California to parents Shizuo and Kimiyo Sasaki (from Japan), and grew up with older brother Ichiro and younger sister Sachiko. The Sasaki family’s life […]

OBITUARY: Ard Aven Kiyoshi Kozono

KOZONO, ARD AVEN KIYOSHI, 101, passed away at home in Sacramento on March 24, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. “Art” was a retired farmer. Interned at Tule Lake in 1942, he was a WWII MIS veteran, and a VFW and JACL member. He was preceded in death by wife Mary, and by his youngest […]

OBITUARY: Kenneth Moriguchi

MORIGUCHI, KENNETH, 86, 1932 – 2018 retired U.S. Postal Employee of 34 years, passed away suddenly from a lung-disease. “Uncle,” as he was so fondly called, passed away surrounded by his family at home. Kenny, son of Satoji and Itsu Moriguchi, and brother Toshiro will be remembered at a Celebration of Life event May 12, […]

OBITUARY: Hitoshi “Tom” Takemori

TAKEMORI, HITOSHI “TOM”, 89, passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 18th, surrounded by his family and his loving wife of 63 years, Madge. He most recently resided at the Atria Willlow Glen senior community in San Jose after living 61 years in Livermore, where he retired from the Lawrence Livermore Labs as a […]

OBITUARY: Kazuko Walker

WALKER, KAZUKO, of San Francisco passed away quietly on the morning of February 24, 2018 with her best friend Sunshine by her bedside. She was preceded in death by her husband Bernard Walker. Kazuko was a beautician for many years and enjoyed traveling, playing Mah Jong with her friends and attending regular Kanagawa Kenjinkai festivities. […]

OBITUARY: Tomiyo Tee Yoshiwara

YOSHIWARA, TOMIYO TEE, 97, died peacefully Sunday February 18th 2018 at her home in Concord. She was born to Ryuzo and Kiyo Hashimoto, in Lompoc, CA. Tee was preceded in death by her husband Eiichi Yoshiwara. She is survived by son Kent (Pat), and Grandchildren, Kaz and Carole. She lived most of her life in […]

OBITUARY: Sumiko Munemoto Flodin

FLODIN, SUMIKO MUNEMOTO, 80, passed away peacefully on November 16, 2017 holding the hand of her son Michael in the comfort of her beloved home in El Cerrito. Sumi was born on February 25, 1937 in Gifu, Japan the youngest of 7 children to Fukuichi and Fumika Munemoto. She met her husband James Flodin in […]

OBITUARY: Kazuye Grace Uratsu

URATSU, KAZUYE GRACE, 97, longtime Los Angeles, California resident passed away on January 26, 2018. She was born in Live Oak, California on May 18, 1920. Grace was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Hiroshi Uratsu who passed in 1988. She is survived by her 2 children, Kenneth (Karol) of Renton, Washington […]

OBITUARY: Seiji Oyamada

OYAMADA, SEIJI, 81, longtime resident of El Cerrito, entered into rest January 23, 2018. He was the beloved brother of Kazuko Iwahashi; brother-in-law of Roy Hamada; dear uncle to Kazuko’s children: Paul (Olivia), Jane & John Iwahashi and Lynn Mitoma (Bill); dear uncle to his late sister Michie’s children: Brian (Trisha), Derek, Craig (Samara), and […]

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