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 […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Ark Chin, a Chinese American community leader, passed away at his home on Nov. 13. He was 87 years old. Chin was born in a small village in Tai Shan, China, in 1924 and immigrated to the United States with his parents at the age of 10. He worked in […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Edward Shui “Ping” Chow passed away peacefully on June 29, 2011, at the age of 94. He was born on November 5, 1916, in Canton, China. He was the sixth of eight children and the youngest son. As a youth, Ping became an apprentice to a Chinese opera singer […]
Award-winning artist James “Jim” Leong died on Thursday, April 21. He is perhaps most remembered for painting the first Chinese American historical mural in San Francisco.
Branda Pui Chu Luke passed away on March 18 after a three-year battle with lung cancer. She was 57.
Former Chief Justice Doug Luna of the Tlingit-Haida Tribes has passed away at the age of 67. He died peacefully in the University of Washington Hospital in Seattle
Urbano Quijance, 95, died peacefully at his home in Seattle, on Jan. 22. Born in the Philippines, Urbano served his country as a defender of Bataan in WWII. He was captured as a prisoner-of-war