OBITUARY: Richard “Dick” M. Seiki

SEIKI, RICHARD “DICK” M., passed away peacefully on March 30, 2010. He was born on December 20, 1912 in San Francisco. Richard is survived by his sons Richard Jr. (1881 Bush St., San Francisco, CA 94106) and Donald, daughter Arlene, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services were held on April 2, at Ashley & […]

OBITUARY: Yoshiko Jane “Bubbles” Keikoan

KEIKOAN, YOSHIKO JANE “BUBBLES,” passed away peacefully on March 17, 2010. Bubbles was born on April 10, 1927 in Sacramento to Yoshisuke and Kane Keikoan. She was preceded in death by her sister Dorothy Uratsu, brother Rye Keikoan, niece Sharon (Uratsu) Walden, nephews Michael Keikoan and Patrick Guilday. She is survived by her sister Sumi […]

OBITUARY: Kiyoji “Bill” Yokyama

YOKOYAMA, KIYOJI “BILL,” passed away March 2, 2010 at the age of 94. He was a Landscape Gardener in the Bay Area. He was active in the Berkeley Buddhist Temple, JASEB and Sakura Kai. He is survived by sons Eugene (Careen) and William (Leila), daughter Elaine (Toshio), grandchildren Shani (Carlos), Spencer (Kamika) and Jennifer, great […]

OBITUARY: Filmmaker Loni Ding

Loni Ding, an award-winning filmmaker, activist and teacher, was remembered last weekend with a service and procession in San Francisco. Ding died of a stroke on Feb. 20 at Summit Hospital. She was 78. Ding, who was raised in San Francisco’s Chinatown, attended UC Berkeley, where she earned an MA and Ph.D. in sociology. She […]

OBITUARY: Florence K Okada

OKADA, FLORENCE K, 85, passed away peacefully on February 19, 2010 with her family by her side. Florence was born in Oakland, Calif. and graduated from Alameda High School. After graduation she attended Cosmetology College in Oakland. Florence worked in the Department of Environmental Health and Safety, University of California at Berkeley for 34 years. […]

OBITUARY: Masami “Sam” Oda

ODA, MASAMI “SAM”, age 96 passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2010. He is survived by his wife Kazuko Oda, sister Mary Ota, sons Gary Oda (wife Judy), Dennis Oda, Edward Oda (wife Lois), daughters Janet Sonoda (husband Tom), Caroline Ouchida (husband Lester), grandchildren Russell Ouchida (wife Hsiao-Wei), Joanne Sonoda-Yu (husband David), Ryan Ouchida, Alison Sonoda, […]

OBITUARY: George Muneichi Yamasaki

YAMASAKI, GEORGE MUNEICHI, 105, passed away peacefully at home in Auburn, Calif., on Saturday, February 13, 2010, He was born in Osaka, Japan, July 13, 1904, to Zenkichi and Kikuyo Yamasaki, and came to the United States at the age of 13 to join his father in Auburn, Calif. He married Shigeyo Fujitani in 1926, […]

OBITUARY: Eiko Honda Sugihara

SUGIHARA, EIKO HONDA, a resident of Richmond, Calif., died on December 4, 2009 in a car fire in Lafayette, Calif. Eiko was born on February 10, 1923, to Kichisaburo and Ayako Honda in Redwood City, Calif. She was the middle child, between two brothers, Osamu and Hiroshi. Eiko attended Sequoia High School in Redwood City, […]

OBITUARY: Katsuto Takei

TAKEI, KATSUTO, passed peacefully in his sleep on December 12, 2009, at the age of 94 years. He grew up in Santa Cruz, Calif., attended the University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry, graduating in 1937 with honors in Physics-Optometry. He was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa “Honor” Society. Dr. Takei was a […]

OBITUARY: Seda Shizuko Suzuki

SUZUKI, SEDA SHIZUKO, 97, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2010 in Berkeley, Calif. She was born on October 28, 1912, in Colorado, where she grew up on a farm. In 1934, she married Lester Suzuki, whom she met while he was attending seminary in Denver.  She graciously served as a pastor’s wife for over […]

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