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
Jimmy Locke, born Youh K. Locke, passed away on Jan. 5 in Seattle.
Tam majored in business at the University of Washington and served in the U.S. Army. He was a manufacturing engineer before starting Choi Investment Realty.
John Delloro, the national president of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), passed away from a heart attack in Los Angeles, Calif. He was 38.