Victor Masaru Kambe
April 21,1919 – October 21, 2019
Victor Masaru Kambe, 100 years old, passed away peacefully in his home on October 21, 2019. Born in Seattle, WA on April 21,1919, he was given the name Victor to commemorate the Allied victory in WW1 and the release of US Victory Liberty Loans.
He graduated from the University of Washington in 1941. In 1942, he was interned at Minidoka Internment camp and later settled in Cleveland, OH for a few years before returning to the west coast. Victor was an award winning distributor of Kirby Vacuum cleaners for many decades. He resided in Rolling Hills Estates and more recently Leisure World Seal Beach with his beloved wife, Sue (deceased). Devoted to exercise and a healthy diet, Victor reached his final goal of seeing out his centennial birthday. He will be remembered for his kindness, quiet strength and optimism.
He is survived by his children Edward (Beverly) Kambe, Torye (Simon) Holland, Erin Junko (Hubert) Chow, Kevin Hutchins, and; grandchildren, Allison Kambe, Michael Kambe, Daisy Holland, Sarah Holland, Owen Holland, Ruby Holland, Britney Chow (Mark Lewkowitz), Tiffany Chow, Garrett Chow, Jay Hutchins and great-grandson, Dean Lewkowitz. A private family service is planned.