Iwao “Henry” Sumiyoshi, 96, formerly of West Los Angeles, peacefully passed away in Tucson, Arizona, on Nov. 2, 2020. He was born in Seattle, Wash. on Jan. 18, 1924. He was preceded in death in 2009 by his wife Chizuko Sumiyoshi.

He is survived by daughters: Arlene (Hideaki) Suzuki, Janet Seiko Sumiyoshi, and Flora (Wayne) Wong; sons: Robert Sumiyoshi, Richard Sumiyoshi, Ed Sumiyoshi, and Doug (Kristine) Sumiyoshi.

He leaves behind to carry on his legacy: 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. And also many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Due to the pandemic, the family will hold a private service at a future date.