By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Renowned Chinese American historian Philip P. Choy died at his San Francisco home on March 16, at age 90. “I regarded Phil as a hero, and gained deeper admiration every time I heard or read about his advocacy,” said Bettie Luke. During the Civil Rights era of the 1960s, Choy […]
SEATTLE — The memorial service for Alan Sugiyama, a longtime Seattle community activist and the first Asian-American elected to the Seattle school board, will be held at Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center on Sunday, Jan. 29 2:00 p.m. Sugiyama died on Jan. 2 at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle after a battle with cancer. He […]
Long time community activist Al Sugiyama passed away on Jan. 2 at Swedish Hospital, surrounded by family and an intimate group of friends.
A celebration and remembrance in honor of Robert “Uncle Bob” Santos will be held on Sept. 23 at the WaMu Theater at CenturyLink Field from 3–6 p.m.
Joe Montano passed away suddenly on July 25 at the age of 47, at his home in Virginia. He was planning to attend his first Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia to support his boss, Sen. Tim Kaine, who Hillary Clinton picked as her running mate. Montano was a passionate community activist, committed public servant, advocate […]
Edward Chow, Jr., the son of Seattle civic activist and Chinese community pioneer Ruby Chow, died at his home from pancreatic cancer on July 22.
U.S. Rep. Mark Takai, a war veteran and long-time legislator known for his bright nature and deep commitment to service, died in his home after a months-long battle with cancer.
If you’ve never heard of Ruth Woo, you have likely heard of the people she has helped.
Seattle’s Mayor Ed Murray released a statement on July 6 on the passing of his mother-in-law, Lily Nakai Shiosaki. The mayor’s husband is Michael Shiosaki. “On July 4, Michael’s mother, Lily, passed away. She was a beloved mother and wife, and her graciousness and strength of character will remain an inspiration to our entire family,” […]
Walter Kwan, founder of Top Gun Restaurant and O’Asian, died on May 26. The cause of Kwan’s death was an aneurysm.