“For many of us, Vera was like a mother…she had a great heart and always saw kindness in people. Our community lost a great friend and a beautiful person.” — Jerry Lee, Mulvanny/G2 By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Long time community activist Vera Faye Ing died on Jan. 18, 2014. She was 73.
Tama Tokuda, the mother of the late Kip Tokuda, died Aug. 31 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Her death comes a month and a half after the sudden death of Kip, who suffered a heart attack on July 13. Her family said she died of a broken heart.
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Kip Tokuda, a former four-term state representative from the 37th district and community activist who founded the Asian Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF), was past president of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and served on the Mayor’s Seattle Police Department 20/20 initiative passed away on July 13. He was 66.
The Seattle Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) sadly announces the passing of its co-president, Elaine Reiko Akagi. Ms. Akagi passed away on Oct. 18, 2012 in Silver Spring, Md., where she was being treated for cancer.
Kathy Akiko Tagawa Sugiyama, former wife of Al Sugiyama, passed away in the comfort of her own home full of loving family and close friends on Sept. 2, 2012, due to complications from cancer. Kathy worked for the City of Seattle for more than 30 years and, in that time, interacted with a number of […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly James Malcolm Mar was born in Seattle on July 11, 1914, to immigrant parents Lee Shee and Henry Mar Hing. Throughout his life, Mar would bear witness to the Asian experience in Seattle and the United States and lend his help and services to members of the Asian community.
Since the recent shooting in South Seattle, which happened as Sherry Soth and friends were leaving a house party, Soth became known as the 22nd homicide victim in Seattle this year. But the 21-year-old, described by the Seattle Times as a “free-spirited fashionista” of Cambodian descent, left a mark on the local community.
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Howard Eng King, a TV antenna specialist, passed away on April 2, 2012, in Beijing, China. He was on the last stop of his trip through China. King spent the last 20 years of his life dancing and traveling, but he is known for his work with TV antennas, including […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Col. Janice Mano Lehman passed away on the morning of March 11 after a nine-year battle with lung cancer. She was 48. Mano Lehman grew up in Seattle and attended Renton High School, graduating in 1982. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Washington State University, where she […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Gordon Hirabayashi died on Jan. 2 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, where he taught sociology at the University of Alberta (UA). He was 93 and had been suffering from Alzheimer’s. In 1942, the U.S. Government ordered nationwide evacuation of Japanese Americans by Executive Order 9066. The government simply called it […]