OBITUARY: Lily Yuriko Warnick

WARNICK, LILY YURIKO, 97, passed away peacefully on February 4, 2019. She is survived by her devoted son, Richard Warnick (Amy) of Alameda, CA, sister Sachie Serizawa of Shizuoka Ken Japan, and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Edward, sister Kimiko, and brothers Yoshio, Paul, Shigetoshi, Shoji, and Johnny […]

OBITUARY: Bessie Masuda

MASUDA, BESSIE, 89, died peacefully at her home in Berkeley on Feb. 14. Born in Stockton, CA, on May 27, 1929, Bessie was the daughter of George Taro Masuda and Chiomi Sogioka Masuda. After a happy childhood in Lodi, she and her family were imprisoned in two concentration camps, Rohwer and Crystal City. After WWII […]

OBITUARY: Misako Sumida Tanaka

TANAKA, MISAKO SUMIDA, 94, passed away peacefully on February 8, 2019. Misako was the youngest child of Tomitaro Tanaka and Koyumi Tanikawa Tanaka. The family had a small farm in French Camp and, although Misako spent most of her life in San Francisco, she was always a farmer’s daughter at heart. In 1942, her family […]

OBITUARY: Misao Inaba

INABA, MISAO, 96, passed away in San Francisco on December 2, 2018. The eldest daughter of Kima and Kuhei Hamaoka, she was born in Fresno, CA, and spent her childhood and teen years in Delano, CA. After graduating from Delano High, she attended sewing school, a euphemism for preparing Japanese-American girls of her generation for […]

OBITUARY: Yae Yoshifuji Tondo

TONDO, YAE YOSHIFUJI, 92, passed away quietly on the morning of February 10, 2019 surrounded by her family members. Born in Pescadero, Yae was one of nine children, and was forcibly removed with her family to the Tanforan Detention Center and then to the Topaz Concentration Camp during World War II. She moved to San […]

OBITUARY: Goro “George” Asaki

ASAKI, GORO “GEORGE”, 94, died peacefully in his sleep of natural causes on October 31, 2018 in Ellicott City, MD. Born on December 25, 1923 in Hanford, CA he was one of thirteen children of Japanese immigrant parents, Masuji and Mine Asaki. He was predeceased by his parents and by siblings Shichiro “Tom” Asaki, Teruko […]

OBITUARY: Shizuko Kato

KATO, SHIZUKO, 93, was born on March 18, 1925 in Sacramento and passed away on December 8, 2018 at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View. She was the younger of two daughters of Matsusaburo and Natsuye Kawasaki. Shizuko and her sister, Fumiko went to live with relatives in Wakayama, Japan when they were approximately 2 […]

OBITUARY: Yoshiko “Yo” Teraura

TERAURA, YOSHIKO “YO”, 95, passed away on January 21, 2019. Yoshiko was born on November 18, 1923, in Oakland, CA. She was a very creative, talented individual who enjoyed sewing, knitting, and crocheting. As a young teenager, she and her family spent several months in Japan where she enjoyed learning the art of Japanese dance. […]

OBITUARY: Warren Eijima

EIJIMA, WARREN, 97, passed away peacefully at his home in San Francisco on Jan. 7, 2019, with his children, Richard and Mary, at his side. He is survived by his sister, Hannah Hara (Roy Takeuchi) of San Jose, son Richard (Tami Suzuki), daughter Mary (Robert Kawano), and grandchildren, Riki and Tomi Eijima and Alex and […]

OBITUARY: Etsuko Kohagura

KOHAGURA, ETSUKO, 92, was born in Penryn, CA on January 18, 1926 and passed away peacefully on December 11, 2018. She was born to Sentaro Mikawa and Misao Mikawa-Seo. Etsuko is survived by her son Howard (Bev) Kohagura, daughters Sharon (Wayne) Nakamura and Diane (Mark) Morimune; grandchildren Philrene (Ken) Toney, Audrey (Evan) Oda, Kim (Ben) […]

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