OBITUARY: Hideo “John” Yamada

YAMADA, HIDEO “JOHN”, 86, passed peacefully March 8, 2019. Born in Oakdale, California September 17, 1932 to Sake Yamada and Sekino (Iwasaki) Yamada of Japan. John was 1 of 11 siblings. In 1942, during his early years, he was sent with family to Stockton Assembly Center, then Rohwer Relocation Center, Arkansas, where he began Elementary […]

OBITUARY: Teruko Tsumura

TSUMURA, TERUKO, 92, passed away peacefully on February 28, 2019. She was born in Sacramento to the late Susumu Miura and Yasuyo Miura Okamoto. She graduated from high school while interned at Tule Lake Relocation Center and completed her education at UCLA with a degree in Music. She met her husband, Rev. Tsumura, while playing […]

OBITUARY: Lily Yuriko Warnick

WARNICK, LILY YURIKO, 97, passed away peacefully on February 4, 2019. She is survived by her devoted son, Richard Warnick (Amy) of Alameda, CA, sister Sachie Serizawa of Shizuoka Ken Japan, and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Edward, sister Kimiko, and brothers Yoshio, Paul, Shigetoshi, Shoji, and Johnny […]

OBITUARY: Bessie Masuda

MASUDA, BESSIE, 89, died peacefully at her home in Berkeley on Feb. 14. Born in Stockton, CA, on May 27, 1929, Bessie was the daughter of George Taro Masuda and Chiomi Sogioka Masuda. After a happy childhood in Lodi, she and her family were imprisoned in two concentration camps, Rohwer and Crystal City. After WWII […]

OBITUARY: Misako Sumida Tanaka

TANAKA, MISAKO SUMIDA, 94, passed away peacefully on February 8, 2019. Misako was the youngest child of Tomitaro Tanaka and Koyumi Tanikawa Tanaka. The family had a small farm in French Camp and, although Misako spent most of her life in San Francisco, she was always a farmer’s daughter at heart. In 1942, her family […]

OBITUARY: Misao Inaba

INABA, MISAO, 96, passed away in San Francisco on December 2, 2018. The eldest daughter of Kima and Kuhei Hamaoka, she was born in Fresno, CA, and spent her childhood and teen years in Delano, CA. After graduating from Delano High, she attended sewing school, a euphemism for preparing Japanese-American girls of her generation for […]

OBITUARY: Yae Yoshifuji Tondo

TONDO, YAE YOSHIFUJI, 92, passed away quietly on the morning of February 10, 2019 surrounded by her family members. Born in Pescadero, Yae was one of nine children, and was forcibly removed with her family to the Tanforan Detention Center and then to the Topaz Concentration Camp during World War II. She moved to San […]

OBITUARY: Anne Toshi/Hoshiko Akabori

AKABORI, ANNE TOSHI/HOSHIKO, 79, passed away on January 12, 2019. Anne was born in Sacramento, CA on January 23, 1939. She was raised in Isleton, CA by her parents Herbert and Dora Hoshiko. During World War II they were incarcerated at Tule Lake internment camp. After the war they moved back to the Sacramento area. […]

OBITUARY: Goro “George” Asaki

ASAKI, GORO “GEORGE”, 94, died peacefully in his sleep of natural causes on October 31, 2018 in Ellicott City, MD. Born on December 25, 1923 in Hanford, CA he was one of thirteen children of Japanese immigrant parents, Masuji and Mine Asaki. He was predeceased by his parents and by siblings Shichiro “Tom” Asaki, Teruko […]

OBITUARY: Shizuko Kato

KATO, SHIZUKO, 93, was born on March 18, 1925 in Sacramento and passed away on December 8, 2018 at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View. She was the younger of two daughters of Matsusaburo and Natsuye Kawasaki. Shizuko and her sister, Fumiko went to live with relatives in Wakayama, Japan when they were approximately 2 […]

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