OBITUARY: Yumiko Oino Hojo

Yumiko Oino Hojo March 1, 1921 – Feb. 26, 2023 HOJO, YUMIKO passed away peacefully on February 26, 2023 at the age of 101. Yumiko was born March 1, 1921 in Suisun, California. She attended local schools in Cordelia and Fairfield. Yumiko’s high school music teacher encouraged her to apply to the San Francisco Conservatory […]

OBITUARY: Yaeko “Yae” Wada

Yaeko “Yae” Wada Nov. 3, 1919 – Feb. 24, 2023 WADA, YAE of Berkeley, California passed away on Friday, February 24 at 103 years of age. Survived by her daughter Lynn Matsumoto and her husband, Steve; son-in-law Peter Jan; grandchildren, Diana McCulloch (Trey), Michael Jan, Karen Iwasa (Michael), Joy Iwasa, Lauren Gentry (Nick), Bryan Matsumoto; […]

OBITUARY: Sue Suzuko Nakahira

Sue Suzuko Nakahira Aug. 17, 1933 – Oct. 29, 2022 NAKAHIRA, SUZUKO “SUE”, 89 passed away with her family by her side, on October 29, 2022, at Sutter General Hospital due to complications after a heart valve repair. Sue was born Aug 17, 1933, in Los Angeles, CA to parents Masako & Haruto Hamamoto. During […]

OBITUARY: Masaye Nakamura

Masaye Nakamura Aug. 7, 1923 – Feb. 13, 2020 NAKAMURA, MASAYE passed away on February 13, 2020 at home with her family—one day before Valentine’s day that year. We like to think she was on her way to spend that special day with her husband, “Nobby,” her one true love. Masaye was the steadfast matriarch […]

OBITUARY: Naomi Yamamoto

Naomi Yamamoto Dec. 10, 1937 – Feb. 6, 2023   YAMAMOTO, NAOMI was born in Oakland CA. Adopted by the late Takafusa (Jimmy) Fujisada Aka-Bonji and Hisayo (Mary) Fujisada of San Francisco, CA. passed away unexpectedly at ACC Care Center in Sacramento due to prolonged deterioration from a stroke several years ago. Widow to Mike […]

OBITUARY: Masaki Takano

Masaki Takano June 15, 1932 – February 12, 2023 TAKANO, MASAKI, 90, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on February 12, 2023. Born in Alameda, CA, in 1932, he spent most of his life in the Bay Area, outside of two years in Hawaii in the 60s. During WWII, as a child he and his […]

OBITUARY: Thomas Masami Yuki

Thomas Masami Yuki June 29, 1935 – Dec. 10, 2022 YUKI, THOMAS MASAMI passed away peacefully at his home in Los Gatos, California, on December 10, 2022 at the age of 87. Tom was born on June 29,1935 in Salinas, California to Takeo and Miyoko Yuki. During World War II, the Yuki family lived in […]

Longtime L.A. Times editor Randy Hagihara passes away

Randy Hagihara, a longtime Los Angeles Times editor, who “delighted in finding and mentoring young journalists,” passed away Jan. 7 at his Huntington Beach, Calif. home at the age of 72, the publication reported. According to his stepson, Sean Kawata, Hagihara passed after “a battle with esophageal cancer.” Hagihara spent more than two decades at […]

OBITUARY: Suellen Umeko (Hayashi) Yoneda

Suellen Umeko (Hayashi) Yoneda Feb. 10, 1926 – Dec. 29, 2022 We are deeply saddened to report that YONEDA, SUELLEN UMEKO (HAYASHI) passed away on Thursday, December 29th. Suellen was known to her family and friends by various loving names such as “Sue”, “Mom”, “Mrs. Yoneda”, “Mrs. Y.” and especially her favorite, “Babun”. Suellen was […]

OBITUARY: Hideo “Archie” Uchiyama

Hideo “Archie” Uchiyama Feb. 29, 1920 – Dec. 17, 2022 UCHIYAMA, HIDEO “ARCHIE” passed away peacefully at home on December 17, 2022 surrounded by his loving family at the age of 102. He was born in Milpitas, CA, first son of Fui and Aisuke and brother to James and Lumi. He was interned at Topaz, […]

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