By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY “I am so proud to be your son.” David Mineta was one of several people who spoke at a memorial service for his late father—Norman Y. Mineta. The first Asian American to hold a Cabinet position, Mineta died on May 3 at age 90. “To be sure, living a […]
Norman Mineta, who broke racial barriers for Asian Americans serving in high-profile government posts and ordered commercial flights grounded after the 9/11 terror attacks as the nation’s federal transportation secretary, died on May 3. He was 90.
Family members, friends and loved ones gathered on April 19 to bid farewell to Evelyn Hou.
A Celebration of Life will be held on April 12 for Dr. Alan Yabui. He died on Feb. 24 at age 81 from a head injury from a fall. He had also been dealing with chronic kidney failure and Alzheimer’s disease. Born in 1940 at the Lahaina Pioneer cannery camp hospital in Maui, Yabui spent […]
With his daughters at his side, Calvin Joseph Fung, 97, died peacefully on Feb. 11. He leaves behind his wife of 73 years (Jeni), daughters Janine Chan (Brian) and Alicia Davis (Mark); grandchildren Natalie Rodgers (Blake), Jordan Davis (Kylie), Paul Davis and Carlyn Bisset (Denver); great grandchildren Reagan, Eleanor, Eli, Ava and Layla and nieces […]
Microsoft Corp. told its executive staff in an email this week that Zain Nadella, son of Chief Executive Officer Satya, died on Feb. 28. He was 26 years old and had been born with cerebral palsy. Last year, Seattle’s Children’s Hospital, where Zain received much of his treatment, joined with Nadella and his wife Anu […]
Kikuye Hayashi of Seattle died on Sept. 13. She was 78 years old. “Kiku was one of a kind,” Bill Tashima, a friend of Hayashi, told the Northwest Asian Weekly. “She was a good friend and, in spite of her busy schedule, she always found time for me.” Hayashi was born on Dec. 17, 1942, […]
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY A beloved volunteer of the Danny Woo Community Garden, Bill Lee, will be remembered on Saturday, July 16 at noon—fittingly at the same garden where he spent so much time. Lizzy Baskerville is the garden manager at Danny Woo. “[Bill] was the first person to show me the ins […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Kim Phạm, the publisher of Người Việt Tây Bắc (Northwest Vietnamese News), died in his sleep on March 30, at the age of 71. He passed four months beyond what was predicted for him, after he suffered a mild heart attack, after his doctors discovered and alerted him that […]
Jazz pianist Deems Tsutakawa died on Feb. 25, according to an obituary. He was 69 years old and battled cancer.