DOI, ROY H., 84, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Molecular Biology at the University of California, Davis, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on October 9, 2017. He had been diagnosed with inoperable cancer earlier this year. Roy was born in Sacramento, California, on March 26, 1933, and grew up in Loomis, California. His […]

OBITUARY: Ralph Masayuki Yoshizuka

YOSHIZUKA, RALPH MASAYUKI, 79, son of the deceased William and Alma Yoshizuka, loving brother to Grace Namba, William Yoshizuka (deceased), Violet Makishima, Ruby Naruto, and Elaine Sanjo, and adored uncle to 15 nieces and nephews, 22 grandnieces and nephews, and 10 great-grandnieces and nephews, passed away suddenly on June 25, 2017 in Sacramento. Born on […]

OBITUARY: Kayo Iida Nakamura

NAKAMURA, KAYO IIDA, 94, passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 16, 2017 in Tigard, Oregon. Kayo was born on February 25, 1923 in San Francisco and lived there for most of her life. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Kaplan; son-in-law, Mark Kaplan; and grandson, Ethan Kaplan. She was preceded in death […]

OBITUARY: Fred Kasai

KASAI, FRED, 95, was born in Santa Rosa, California on August 28, 1922. He sadly passed away on October 4, 2017. Fred was the second oldest of ten children who together with parents were evacuated during WWII to Amache Camp in Colorado. After their release, his family was directed to the Richmond Housing Project where […]

OBITUARY: Arrice Mitsuko Mori

MORI, ARRICE MITSUKO, 95, a native of San Francisco, was born on April 17, 1922, to parents Saichi and Matsuyo Mizono, founders/owners of Azumaya Tofu Company. Arrice passed away on August 14, 2017. Her brothers (George, Jack, and John) and sister (Mary Ishida) pre-deceased her. Arrice graduated from Commerce High School. During WWII, she and […]

OBITUARY: Rev. Yasunobu Kojima

KOJIMA, REV. YASUNOBU, 82, passed away on September 9, 2017. Yasunobu was born on January 3, 1935 in Sacramento to Rev. Kumakichi and Chikako Kojima. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Tamotsu Abe, sister June Coats and grandson Kieran Kojima-Black. He is survived by wife Yuri; children Rev. Brian (Yumiko) Kojima, Sharon […]

OBITUARY: Seiichi (Sam) Kimura

KIMURA, SEIICHI (SAM), 79, of San Jose, CA passed away on November 11, 2016, after a long illness. Seiichi was born in rural Oakland on September 5, 1937. At the age of 5, Seiichi and his family were part of the World War II Japanese relocation into concentration camps in Arizona and Wyoming. He served […]

OBITUARY: Chiyo Nao Wada

WADA, CHIYO NAO, 98, passed away on July 21, 2017, in San Francisco. She is survived by her children, Edward, Richard (Rita), Patricia (Grant) and Wayne (Loan); grandchildren, Christopher (Whitney), Katherine (Jeremy) and Benjamin; great-grandchildren, Evelyn and Magnolia; brother Isamu Nao; brothers-in-law Yorinobu (Shinako) Wada and Richard Hamasaki; and many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by […]

OBITUARY: George Goto

GOTO, GEORGE, 91, passed away peacefully at home on July 8, 2017. Susan, his loving wife of 62 years, was by his side. He is survived by his sister Sumi Uesugl, daughter Lesli Pineschi and son-in-law Aldo Pineschi; his son Eric Goto and daughter-in-law Deborah Goto; grand-children Evangeline Pineschi, Anthony George Pineschi and George Allen […]

OBITUARY: Yuki Shibata Ashizawa

ASHIZAWA, YUKI SHIBATA, 93, born May 23, 1924, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband, Mas Ashizawa, parents Kiyoshi and Ai Nakamura, brothers Ichiro, Jiro and Sam and sister Kiyo. Yuki is survived by Carol Yuki (Tom), Karen Shinoda, Sue Shibata (Tim), Mark Ashizawa, Phil (Eunice) Ashizawa, […]

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