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: 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 […]

Obituary: Edith Kazue Tanaka

TANAKA, EDITH KAZUE, 92, passed away peacefully at her home in San Francisco on Dec. 7, 2017. She was born in Sacramento on July 31, 1925. She graduated from high school in Tule Lake internment camp. In 1947 she earned her B.S. from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. While in New York training as […]

Kazuo ‘Kay’ Hatsushi

HATSUSHI, KAZUO “KAY,” 86, a resident of Pleasanton since 1971, passed quietly surrounded by his family on Christmas Day, December 25, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Takiko, his two sons, Mori and Ted, his daughter, Amy Hatsushi-Hughes, his brothers Mutsuro and Satoru Hatsushi, and his sister, Yoko Hiramine. Preceding him […]

OBITUARY: Mike Yoshiaki Niimoto

NIIMOTO, MIKE YOSHIAKI, 87, passed away on October 24, 2017 in San Jose. Born in Hiroshima, Japan, he was in the flower growing business is San Jose for 34 years before he retired. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Yasuyo, his two daughters Jeannie Williams and Linda McReynolds, two son-in-laws, Roger and […]

OBITUARY: Tom Yoshiteru Taniguchi

TANIGUCHI, TOM YOSHITERU, 96, entered into rest on June 22, 2017. Born June 19, 1921 in Fresno CA. Preceded in death by his wife Ruth of 55 years. Survived by son Alan (Marge), daughter Teri, granddaughter Vicki (Grayson) and numerous nieces and nephews. Services has been held.

OBITUARY: Gerald Haruo Hayashida

HAYASHIDA, GERALD HARUO, 71, of Reno, NV passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017. Gerald was born in Detroit, MI on August 20, 1945 to John and Harriet Hayashida. At an early age they relocated to the E. Bay where Gerald attended school in Berkeley and also lived in Oakland. Gerald participated in basketball in […]

OBITUARY: Betty Shimoda

SHIMODA, BETTY, 89, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2017 in Sebastopol, Calif. surrounded by her family. She was born Hiroko Kojima on January 5, 1928 in Osaka, Japan. She was a Corte Madera, Calif., resident from 1967, and then moved to Sebastopol, Calif. to live with her elder daughter and her family for the […]

OBITUARY: Frank Akira Iwama

IWAMA, FRANK AKIRA, 75, a pioneering Asian American lawyer who successfully represented the Japanese American Citizens League in the effort to obtain redress from the United States government for wrongful detention of Japanese Americans in internment camps during World War II, died on September 23, 2016 in San Mateo, California Frank was born on April […]

OBITUARY: Billy Kazuyoshi Hatano

HATANO, BILLY KAZUYOSHI, 86, passed away with his family by his side on March 6, 2017 in Sacramento, from a heart-related ailment. A 1949 graduate of Roseville High School, Billy lived a full life that included 34 years at the Sacramento Army Depot, diligently working from an entry level mail clerk to a computer systems […]

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