If you have dined at a variety of restaurants in the Puget Sound area, it is likely you have been indirectly affected by my father’s work (chances are higher if you frequent restaurants featuring Asian cuisines).
On Jan. 27, the unofficial “Asian American photographer laureate,” Corky Lee, passed away from complications of COVID-19 at the age of 73. For over 50 years, Corky dedicated himself to capturing the social and political lives of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (APIA) on camera.
Chan Liu Sui-Ching died on Jan. 15, 2021. She was 102 years old. Born in Taishan, China, she immigrated to the United States in 1968 and worked at her family restaurant, Tai Tung, until her retirement. Her family said she was well loved by everyone, and that people enjoyed her presence, integrity, loyalty, and company. […]
By Sharon Lee Special for the Northwest Asian Weekly Much has been written about Tony Lee and his 40-year legacy in the fight against poverty. Tony was also a tireless leader championing racial justice for the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community. On Nov. 12, Washington state lost a human rights giant as Tony passed […]
Ken Kurata died on Aug. 30 after a long illness. A strong supporter of the Japanese American Citizens League, he served on the board as treasurer.
Yoshiro Philip Hayasaka, known as Philip, passed away peacefully on Sept. 3. He was 94.
On Monday, May 25, 2020, S. Kenneth Pai, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away—one week before his 85th birthday. Ken married Julie Li in 1968, and raised two children, Ayesha and Derek. He received his Master’s in Urban Planning from Virginia Tech in 1964, and retired in 2001 as Director of International Marketing for […]
A service will be held Feb. 22, at 11 a.m. for William Nygon Lee who passed away on Jan. 26 in Seattle. Lee grew up in the University District, graduated from the University of Washington, and worked for 30 years at Boeing. He is survived by his wife Sue of 61 years; daughter Linda; son […]
A memorial service for Louise Kashino-Takisaki will be held at Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church on Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. The community leader, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother—died surrounded by family on Aug. 20 after a sudden illness. She was 93. Louise was born in Seattle on April 25, 1926 to Kakichi and Tamiye Tsuboi, […]
Anthony (Tony) Hideki Ishisaka, the co-founder of Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS), died at home in his sleep on July 9. He was 75 years old.