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Sasaki, June Junko, 80

Brea, CA, Jan. 24, 2012

Survived by her siblings, Dorothy (Roy) Kaneshiro and Jack (Reiko); also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Shimazaki, Jean Hisako, 85

Mission Viejo, CA, Nov. 1, 2011

Survived by children Lori (John) Nagano and Dean (Barbra) Kawamura; brother, Nobu Noma; also survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives; 2 gc.

Shimizu, Dorothy Aiko, 82

Santa Rosa, CA, Aug. 19

she was a well-known community leader in Sonoma County; during WWII she was interned in Colorado; survived by children, Mark and Julene Leach.

Shimizu, Dorothy Aiko, 82

Cotati, CA, Aug. 19

Born May 16, 1929 to Hiroshi (Harry) and Elaine (Yoshioka) Otani in Watsonville. She had numerous adopted children and grandchildren. As an avid gardener, she enjoyed sharing her plants and flowers with others. She was also a self-taught baker who was known for her apple pies and cream puffs. As an over 80-year resident of Sonoma County, she was an integral member of the Enmanji Buddhist Temple and the Sonoma County JACL. She also supported Sonoma County Taiko. Preceded in death by brother Henry, Survived by her husband of 56 years Martin; children Mark (Laurie) Shimizu, Bruce (Karen) Shimizu, Julene (Tim) Leach, Arnold Shimizu and Darlene Shimizu. Also survived by her brother William, sister May Yamaoka; numerous nieces and nephews; grandchildren Daniel (Katy) Leach, Angela Shimizu, Thomas Leach, Chad Taylor, Katie Shimizu, James Winters, Joe Winters, Cecelia Shimizu, Ty Shimizu and Ronald Shimizu.

 

Shimizu, Dorothy Aiko, 82

Cotati, CA, Aug. 19, 2011

Born May 16, 1929 to Hiroshi (Harry) and Elaine (Yoshioka) Otani in Watsonville; as an over 80-year resident of Sonoma County, she was an integral member of the Enmanji Buddhist Temple and the Sonoma County JACL; she also supported Sonoma County Taiko; preceded in death by brother Henry; survived by her husband of 56 years Martin; children Mark (Laurie) Shimizu, Bruce (Karen) Shimizu, Julene (Tim) Leach, Arnold Shimizu and Darlene Shimizu; also survived by her brother William, sister May Yamaoka; numerous nieces and nephews; grandchildren Daniel (Katy) Leach, Angela Shimizu, Thomas Leach, Chad Taylor, Katie Shimizu, James Winters, Joe Winters, Cecelia Shimizu, Ty Shimizu and Ronald Shimizu.

Shimizu, Mitsue, 92

Gardena, CA, Aug. 20

survived by husband, Masao Ben; sons, Dr. Stanley (Irene), Cary (Linda), Gary (Linda), Dr. Kelvin (Arlene) Shimizu; brother, Yoshiteru Kikawa; brother-in-laws, Asayuki (Hiroko) Shimizu, Sakami (Alyce) Shimizu; sister-in-laws, Yuriko Sahara of Hawaii and Mitsuko Kikawa; 9 gc; 1 ggc.

Shimono, George Y., 78

Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 20, 2011

He retired from Rockwell International Engineer and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War; predeceased by his daughter Sherry K. Stanley; survived by wife Barbara Tokuko; son George Y. (Carol) Jr.; daughter Debbie F. (Paul) Knight; son-in-law Trevor Stanely, brothers, Henry (Miyako), Sam (Natsuye), Jim and Goro Shimono; sisters Helen Jung and Mary Shimono; grandchildren Mei Xia Stanley, Aston Shimono, Karla Shimono, many nephews nieces and relatives; 3 gc.

Sugimoto Shimoura, Katherine,

Houston, Texas and Michigan, Jan. 10, 2012

Graduated from the University of Michigan; wife of Roy Sugimoto (d. 1992); survived by children David Sugimoto (Hye-Shin Kim); Carol Sugimoto (Jim Zimmerman) and Nancy Sugimoto (Mark Peters); grandsons Daniel, Matthew, Adam, Christopher, Nathan, Peter. Memorials may be sent to the Japanese American Citizens League, National JACL Headquarters, 1765 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94115 or the University of Michigan at The University of Michigan Office of Development, 3003 South State Street, Suite 9000, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1288.

Suzuki, Reyeko Kikuchi, 83

San Francisco, CA, Aug. 13

predeceased by her husband, Roy; siblings Kenichi and Mitsuo Kikuchi, sisters Miyeko Nitta, Takako Miyagishima, and Fujiko Hayashi; survived by her son, Rodney (Rev. Grace) Suzuki; and sisters Masako Okazaki, Shigeko Kikuchi, Akiko Kikuchi; brothers Kouji (Joan) Kikuchi and Kunio (Mary) Kikuchi; numerous nieces and nephews; 2 gc.

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