OBITUARY: Chiyomi Ogawa, Central Figure in ‘Six Weddings and a Dress’

By J.K. YAMAMOTO, Rafu Staff Writer Chiyomi Ogawa, whose life story was told in the exhibit and documentary “Six Weddings and a Dress,” passed away on June 10 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was 97. Born on March 9, 1924 on Terminal Island to Tomitaro and Fumi Marumoto, she was the eldest…

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Clyde Hitoshi Kaneko

January 13, 1956 to October 5, 2021 Clyde Hitoshi Kaneko, 65-year-old Los Angeles-born Sansei and longtime resident of Monterey Park, passed unexpectedly in his sleep on October 5, 2021. Predeceased by his parents Hayao and Yoshiko…

Hideo Morikawa

Private family services for the late Hideo Morikawa, 91-year-old, Hawaii-born, resident of Monterey Park, who passed away peacefully on October 10, were held on October 23 at Fukui Mortuary Chapel. He is survived by his loving…

Teruko Kuroda

A private graveside service for Teruko Kuroda, 99-year-old, La Habra, Calif.-born Nisei, who passed away on October 11, 2021 in Sammamish, Wash., was held on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Evergreen Cemetery. She is survived by…

Shizuko Shibata

Mrs. Shizuko Shibata, 101, Clovis, Calif.-born Nisei, long-time resident of Monterey Park, passed away peacefully on September 21, 2021. She is survived by her loving family: daughters, Eiko Sandy Sakai and Kathy (Ralph Komai) Shibata; 3…

Fred Atsushi Miwa

June 4, 1932 – October 9, 2021 Fred Atsushi Miwa, 89, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2021, at his home, in Pasadena, Calif. Born in Montebello, Calif., to parents Aiko and Kiyoshi Miwa, on June…

Betty Matsumoto

Betty Yoshiko Matsumoto, Hawaii-born, resident of Santa Monica, Calif., passed away in her residence on September 26, 2021. She is predeceased by her husband George Matsumoto.  She is survived by her daughters, Georgette Sachiko Sussman (Calif.), and…

Judge Hiroshi Fujisaki

Retired Judge Hiroshi Fujisaki of the Los Angeles County Superior Court passed away peacefully on October 10, 2021 at his home in Arleta. He was 85. Hiroshi is survived by his loving wife of 64 years,…

Dr. Stephen Tsuneo Morihisa

Family funeral service for Dr. Stephen Tsuneo Morihisa, 71, a Long Beach-born Sansei who passed away peacefully at the Torrance Memorial Medical Center on September 17, was held on Wednesday, October 20, at Fukui Mortuary. He…

Karen Fujiko Hanafusa

Mrs. Karen Fujiko Hanafusa, 75, Minnesota-born native and resident of Long Beach and South San Francisco, Calif., passed away peacefully on July 27, 2021. She is survived by her loving family: daughter, Brooke Hanafusa; sister, Janis…

Margaret Sumiko Shirai

A memorial service for Margaret Sumiko Shirai, 94-year-old, Waialua, Hawaii-born Nisei, who passed away on September 14, 2021 in Torrance, will be held on Friday, October 29, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Gardena Valley Baptist Church,…

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