Kenzo “Gunner” Moriguchi passed away on Jan. 14 in Seattle. He was 85 years old. The eldest of seven children, Moriguchi grew up in Tacoma until World War II, when he and his family were sent to a Japanese internment camp at Tule Lake in California. After the war, they relocated to Seattle. In 1956, […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The mother of former King County Assessor Lloyd Hara, Shuko Hara, a former Seattleite, died in Hockessin, Del. on June 10. She was 103 years old. Born January 31, 1915 in Spokane, Wash. to Mantaro and Hide Yoshihara, Shuko grew up in Montana and graduated from the University of Washington […]
Memorial Service: 11 a.m. On Saturday, December 30, 2017 At Franklin High School 3013 S. Mt. Baker Blvd. Seattle, WA In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to: The San Francisco Foundation Edwin M. Lee Community Fund 1 Embarcadero Center, Ste. 1400 San Francisco, CA 94111 sff.org/in-remembrance-of-mayor-ed-lee Donations will support non-profits and social […]
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.