By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The founding board member of PeaceTrees Vietnam died on Aug. 14. Rae Cheney was 97 years old. For 22 years, Cheney dedicated her life to transforming sorrow into service, building trusting friendships with the Vietnamese people, handwriting thousands of thank you notes, and speaking frequently with Vietnam veterans. Her son, […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Julie Locke died in Seattle on April 6. She was 90. According to her son, the former governor of Washington, Gary Locke, “Mom passed away … peacefully and without any pain and in the comfort of her home.” Locke said his mother suffered a massive stroke on March 20. Born […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Alex Tizon, a Pulitzer Prize winner and University of Oregon (UO) journalism professor, died in his sleep of natural causes on March 23. He was found by Eugene police in his home. Tizon was 58 years old. Tizon immigrated to the United States from the Philippines, with his parents, in 1964. […]
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.