During her lifetime, Corazon Aquino was a symbol of hope and change for Filipinos. She was the first female president in all of Asia. To many, Aquino was more than a president. She was considered to be a mother to all Filipinos, and her recent death has caused sorrow for many in Seattle.
On May 23, Colonel Sunao (Phil) Ishio passed away in his sleep.
On May 27, George Uchida passed away from complications from a head injury. Uchida was a former scoutmaster who mentored U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke.
Judge Sandra Otaka, a member of the Chicago JACL and a leader in the Asian American community, has passed away.
BERKELEY, California (AP) — Ronald Takaki, a pioneer in the field of ethnic studies who taught the University of California system’s first Black history course, has died. He was 70.
Ted Sun Yet Pang passed away due to a heart attack on Sunday, May 3, the day after his 80th birthday.