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.
A memorial service will be held on July 21 for Andy Chan, who passed away on July 10. Chan was born on October 27, 1946 in Toi Shan, Canton, China. He immigrated to Hong Kong, attended college in Alberta, Canada, and moved to the United States in the early 1970s. Chan opened up a restaurant […]
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Local developer James Koh has died. He was 93 years old. A devoted Buddhist and former Boeing engineer, Koh died of complications from a stroke on July 6. Born and raised in Guangdong, China, Koh was Chiuchou. He earned his bachelor’s degree from National Taiwan University. After arriving in […]
Bruce Ying Dong, 87, passed away on May 9. Born and raised in Seattle, Bruce graduated from Garfield High School and the University of Washington. Bruce taught high school history for almost 30 years in the Seattle Public Schools. He also taught at Seattle University, and he was a long-time member of the Seattle Chinese […]
Former Seattle Municipal Court Ron Mamiya died from cancer on May 26. He was 70 years old. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on June 8 at Seattle Buddhist Church on 1427 South Main Street in Seattle. Born in 1949 to Yoshi and George Mamiya, Ron was the eldest of three sons. […]