Anthony (Tony) Hideki Ishisaka, the co-founder of Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS), died at home in his sleep on July 9. He was 75 years old.
A memorial service will be held on July 21 for Andy Chan, who passed away on July 10. Chan was born on October 27, 1946 in Toi Shan, Canton, China. He immigrated to Hong Kong, attended college in Alberta, Canada, and moved to the United States in the early 1970s. Chan opened up a restaurant […]
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Local developer James Koh has died. He was 93 years old. A devoted Buddhist and former Boeing engineer, Koh died of complications from a stroke on July 6. Born and raised in Guangdong, China, Koh was Chiuchou. He earned his bachelor’s degree from National Taiwan University. After arriving in […]
Bruce Ying Dong, 87, passed away on May 9. Born and raised in Seattle, Bruce graduated from Garfield High School and the University of Washington. Bruce taught high school history for almost 30 years in the Seattle Public Schools. He also taught at Seattle University, and he was a long-time member of the Seattle Chinese […]
Former Seattle Municipal Court Ron Mamiya died from cancer on May 26. He was 70 years old. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on June 8 at Seattle Buddhist Church on 1427 South Main Street in Seattle. Born in 1949 to Yoshi and George Mamiya, Ron was the eldest of three sons. […]
The memorial for Martin “Mich” Matsudaira is scheduled for Saturday, April 27 at Seattle’s Immaculate Conception Church on 820 18th Avenue. The service will begin at 11 a.m.
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, […]