OBITUARY: Maruko Yoshida

YOSHIDA, MARUKO of San Mateo, passed on September 29, 2019 after a 4-year battle with cancer. Born in Kumamoto, Japan on August 5, 1932, Maruko arrived in San Mateo in 1959 to begin a new life with her husband and newborn. She is survived by her husband Seiichi, her daughters Naomi Ichikawa, Karen Tekawa & […]

OBITUARY: Bob Tabuchi

TABUCHI, BOB of Fremont, California went to his heavenly home on August 18, 2019. He was 88. Bob was born in Fairfield, CA on May 13, 1931 to Takeshi and Ichiye Tabuchi, and was the youngest of 8 siblings. He grew up in Fairfield, California, and his family worked the strawberry fields as sharecroppers, around […]

OBITUARY: Mary Nobuko Teraoka

TERAOKA, MARY NOBUKO, 96, peacefully passed with loved ones by her side at her home in Fowler, California on August 12th, 2019. Mary was born on September 24th, 1922, thirty miles outside of Portland, in Troutdale, Oregon. She was the second daughter of five children born to Ayao and Yoshino Kawahara. Raised in Portland, Mary […]

OBITUARY: Anna Chieko Nomura

NOMURA, ANNA CHIEKO enjoyed the simple things in life with great enthusiasm. The only child of Tadao and Fumiko Suetsugu (Honolulu, HI), she always wanted a large family. Anna met Harry T. Nomura, DDS, in 1955; married in 1956, became a mother and moved to San Francisco to join her husband in 1957. Anna, 86, […]

OBITUARY: Florence Toshiko Fujinaga

FUJINAGA, FLORENCE TOSHIKO, 94, entered Nirvana on April 26, 2019. She was born in Penryn on June 8, 1924 to the late Ichisaku and Sen Iseki. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Kakumin Fujinaga, her brothers Harry and George Iseki and sister Norma Kochi. She is survived by her daughter Satomi (Ed) […]

OBITUARY: Florence Toshiko Fujinaga

FUJINAGA, FLORENCE TOSHIKO, 94, entered Nirvana on April 26, 2019. She was born in Penryn on June 8, 1924 to the late Ichisaku and Sen Iseki. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Kakumin Fujinaga, her brothers Harry and George Iseki and sister Norma Kochi. She is survived by her daughter Satomi (Ed) […]

OBITUARY: Hideko Nakajima

NAKAJIMA, HIDEKO, 85, passed away at her residence on July 15, 2019 in Richmond. Nakajima Sensei was born on May 19, 1934 in Kisarazu, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. She enjoyed a lifelong career in the performing arts in both Japan and the U.S. In her youth, she sang professionally in Japan under King Records and joined […]

OBITUARY: Yuriko Yokota

YOKOTA, YURIKO, 104, passed away peacefully at her home in Hayward, California, on June 18, 2019. She was born April 4, 1915 to Jujiro Sugihara and Teru Kobayashi Sugihara in San Francisco, and was raised in Richmond, CA, where she attended San Pablo Elementary and Richmond High School. In 1942 Yuri and her parents and […]

OBITUARY: Mitsue “Mitzi” Kamikawa Hurlbert

KAMIKAWA HURLBERT, MITSUE “MITZI” entered the Pure Land peacefully at home on June 27, 2019. She was 99. Mitzi, as she was known, was born on Jan. 24, 1920, in Fresno, California. She was the third of five children to Koichi and Kaoru Shimata Kamikawa, who ran the popular Kamikawa Brothers general merchandise store in […]

OBITUARY: Kikue “Kay” Shirai

SHIRAI, KIKUE “KAY”, age 97, of Sacramento passed away peacefully on May 22, 2019. Kay was born in Mount Eden, California on January 24, 1922 to Kiichi and Ryo Tomotoshi. She graduated Hayward Union High School. In 1942 her family was incarcerated at Topaz Relocation Center and then Tule Lake Segregation Center. For 28 years […]

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