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Ayako Agnes Sakamoto

July 7, 1923 - January 27, 2018


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Tod Kroll

March 4, 1945 - January 24, 2018


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Robert Jordan Mead

June 17, 1932 - January 22, 2018


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Mabel INOUYE

May 15, 1925 - January 19, 2018


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Norberto Pimentel Nunes

June 25, 1951 - January 18, 2018


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Ruby Faye McNatt

July 25, 1957 - January 17, 2018


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Harold Thomas Alphonse

August 17, 1931 - January 17, 2018


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Teklu A. Desta

March 30, 1930 - January 14, 2018

Teklu Abere Desta (87 years old) of San Jose, CA passed on January 14, 2018 in his home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on March 30, 1930 in Holeta, Ethiopia and earned his degree in Teaching from Addis Ababa University. Mr. Teklu served as an educator and principal for over 35 years in Addis Ababa. He married his wife Tirunesh Belay Shibeshi on April 24, 1955, and together they raised...
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Taeko Sano

April 15, 1934 - January 11, 2018


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Ovidio Lontoc Yuvienco

August 1, 1932 - January 10, 2018


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Kimiko Suyemasa

May 4, 1914 - January 10, 2018

Kimiko SuyemasaResident of CupertinoPassed away peacefully surrounded by family at home on January 10, 2018, age 103. Born to immigrant parents Shinajiro and Kiku (Iwamoto) Sugimoto. Survived by sons, James and Kenneth Suyemasa, daughter, Marian Tsukamoto, granddaughter Elaine Sarpola, sister Evelyn Kanada and three generations of nieces and nephews. Reared in Gilroy and lived through extreme...
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Antonio F. Paz

November 10, 1952 - January 9, 2018

Antonio "Tonicha" F. Paz November 10, 1952 - January 9, 2018Antonio F. Paz, affectionately known as "Tonicha", passed away Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 at the age of 65 surrounded by his family at Stanford Hospital. He was born on November 10th, 1952 in Velas, Sao Jorge, Azores to Americo and Leonilda da Paz. He joined the Portuguese military in January of 1973 and upon his return home he reunited...
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Dora Shizuko Ando

September 27, 1925 - January 8, 2018

Dora Shizuko AndoSept. 27, 1925 - Jan. 8, 2018Residents of Morgan HillDora passed away peacefully in her sleep. Survived by son Steve (Janet) Ando; daughter Kathy (Jeff) Honda; grandchildren Ashley, Corey, Mark, and Michael; brother Eddie Nishimura; sister Dorothy Tazumi. Preceded in death by parents Minetaro and Tsuruye Nishimura; siblings Grace Okamoto, Alyce Taniguchi, George Nishimura, and...
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Joanne Warner MERROW

November 9, 1931 - January 1, 2018


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Alice NISHIJIMA

November 26, 1932 - January 1, 2018

Alice NishijimaNov. 26, 1932 ~ Jan. 1, 2018Resident of CampbellAlice was born in Avila, CA the fifth of twelve children of George Hiyoshi and Haru. Preceded in death by parents, brothers Lloyd, Paul, Ray, sister Tsuyaru Sue, sisters-in-law Pauline and Norma, and brother-in-law Mike Kuromi. Survived by brothers Horace (Ann), Victor (Susan), Stephen Peter (Debbie), sisters Lillian (Kiyoshi) Sakurai...
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Francisco Hernandez MARTINEZ, Jr.

July 31, 1931 - December 31, 2017

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Taro Umeda

December 21, 1920 - December 28, 2017

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Joseph Manuel Lespron Lopez

May 25, 1987 - December 27, 2017

Joseph " Joe" was born May 25, 1987 in San Jose, California to Cindy Fisher and Jose Lespron Lopez. He was the only brother to 3 sisters, Stephanie, Tracy, and Melissa, whom which he loved very much. The family grew up in a single family home in San Jose in which many happy memories of early life were made such as visiting the local zoos and playing with the neighborhood kids before the...
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Juanita Davis

June 23, 1949 - December 26, 2017


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Rosalina Cabonce Benjamin

June 19, 1954 - December 25, 2017

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Maria Fatima Espinola

December 29, 1933 - December 21, 2017

Maria Fatima Espinola passed away Thursday, December 21st with her loving husband of 56 years by her side. She was born in Sao Bento, Terceira, Azores. She is survived by her devoted husband Silvino Espinola, godchildren Leo Borba, Angela and David Van Heurck, Jose Antonio and Maria Borba of San Jose, CA, Maria Otilia Costa of Terceira, Azores and Filipe Espinola of Sao Jorge, Azores. She leaves...
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Genevieve Paula Gaspartich

November 3, 1920 - December 16, 2017

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Elizabeth Divinia

March 28, 1942 - December 9, 2017

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Edwin Gregory Abate, D.D.S.

January 9, 1933 - December 8, 2017

Edwin Gregory Abate, D.D.S, 84, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on December 8, 2017.Ed was born in San Jose (CA), the elder son of Richard Abate and Vivian Panopulos Abate. Growing up in a modest family, Ed's early years included being an altar boy at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, working at his mother's coffee shop and spending his summers working at Falstaff Brewery.Upon...
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Takeshi Ota

December 4, 1923 - December 8, 2017

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Jay Daniel Christy

January 30, 1974 - December 8, 2017

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Antonio Ruiz Ruiz

September 29, 1929 - December 7, 2017

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Margaret Mary Mallamace

October 7, 1949 - December 6, 2017

Margret "Maggie" Mallamace, 68, passed away unexpectedly in San Jose on December 6, 2017. She was the wife of Peter Mallamace, and the mother of Kristina Hoff-Mallamace and Katie Mallamace-Hoxter. She is survived by her sister Judy McGorray and her brothers Ken Liberti and Phill Liberti. She is also survived by her niece Jeanette Landin and nephews David McGorray, Dan Liberti and Chris Liberti...
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Vernon Robert Chang

June 19, 1933 - December 5, 2017

Vernon passed away, surrounded by family, on December 05, 2017 at the age of 84. Born on June 19, 1933 in Honolulu, Hawaii, the eldest of four children to Robert and Louise Chang of Pearl City, Hawaii. After graduating from Mid-Pacific High School ('51) , he joined the US Air Force rising to the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. Living in San Jose for 44 years, he touched many lives within the...
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Harue Aritomi

January 13, 1928 - December 1, 2017

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Bernice Sadako KOGA

May 15, 1916 - November 27, 2017

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Maria Carmen Vega

October 9, 1957 - November 25, 2017

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Midori Toma

October 28, 1919 - November 25, 2017

Midori Toma, of Cupertino, passed away peacefully on November 25, 2017 at the age of 98. Devoted wife to Takeyuki Toma for 57 years, who predeceased her 10 years ago. Beloved mother of Byron (Sylvia) Toma, Lynn Reiko (Steve Yamaguma) Toma, and Norine (Craig) Sato. Cherished grandmother of Bryce and Kelly Toma, Grant Yamaguma and Janine and Eric Sato. Midori helped her watchmaker/jeweler husband...
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Rogelio Aaron Vega

May 6, 1944 - November 24, 2017

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Kazuo Miyahara

January 3, 1916 - November 24, 2017

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Saburo Fujita

January 9, 1925 - November 22, 2017

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Martin Jose Ferrara FERNANDEZ

April 26, 1996 - November 19, 2017

Martin Jose Ferrara Fernandez, 21, died Sunday November 19th 2017 at his residence in San Jose, California. He is forever held in the hearts and memories of his parents; Alice Margaret and Jesus Felimon Fernandez, his brother William George Fernandez, his stepmother Cristina Fernandez, and stepfather David Tamariz, as well as countless family members and friends. Martin you will be forever loved...
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Sue Suyeko Kinoshita

March 16, 1933 - November 17, 2017

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Christopher James Adams

September 13, 1952 - November 15, 2017

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George Yoji Matsuoka

July 14, 1943 - November 13, 2017

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Isabel Salgado Lozano

July 8, 1935 - November 7, 2017

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May Tokeshi INOUYE

October 10, 1926 - November 5, 2017

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Shoji Shoji Fujita

September 17, 1927 - October 25, 2017

In loving memory Frank Shoji Fujita September 17, 1927 - October 25, 2017 Resident of San Jose Frank Shoji (Panch) Fujita, 90, passed away on October 25, 2017. Frank was a lifelong Morgan Hill resident and a highly respected and productive strawberry farmer. Frank worked hard all his life but also had a full, rich life by enjoying his passions of fishing, golfing and watching his favorite bay...
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Linda Eileen Murphy

November 15, 1951 - October 16, 2017

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Hideko Morishita

May 20, 1922 - October 16, 2017

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Dennis Tomoki Numoto

February 11, 1944 - October 14, 2017

Dennis Tomoki Numoto, 73, passed away peacefully at his home on October 14th. Dennis was born to Chitoshi and Masako (Kagawa) Numoto on February 11, 1944 in Rexburg, Idaho.. The family "voluntarily" moved to Idaho in 1942 to avoid going to an internment camp. After a fire destroyed their home and farming business in Idaho in 1951, the family moved to Gilroy to start over again by growing...
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Daniel Edward Creed

August 16, 1941 - October 13, 2017

Daniel E. CreedAugust 16, 1941 - October 13, 2017Resident of San JoseDaniel Edward Creed, 76, of San Jose, California, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, October 13, 2017 at home with the love of his life, wife Kathy of 52 years and his dog Sophie. Dan was loving and proud of his two sons, Mark and Jerry and his favorite daughter in law Vivian, and extremely proud and loving of his...
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Kikuko Ito

February 9, 1928 - October 10, 2017

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Julie MUROTSUNE

January 5, 1956 - October 9, 2017

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Joseph Augusto Silva

May 29, 1938 - October 7, 2017

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Guadalupe Badillo Barrera

January 4, 1954 - October 7, 2017

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John Francis Walker

January 28, 1930 - October 5, 2017

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Arthur I. Tanaka

March 9, 1927 - October 4, 2017

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Paul Johnny Duran

May 2, 1956 - October 3, 2017

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Perla Marcos Cerezo

October 15, 1933 - October 3, 2017

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Orlando Mercado Mojica

August 25, 1932 - September 30, 2017

Orlando Mercado Mojica "Papi" passed away peacefully in his home in San Jose, CA on September 30th, 2017. He was born in Beni, Bolivia on August 25th 1932. Served in the Bolivian Air Force, obtained degrees and teaching credentials in English while serving in the Panama Canal Zone, completing his studies in Bolivia, and obtaining further credentials at Michigan State University.He is survived by...
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John Robert Banister

June 4, 1927 - September 30, 2017

John Robert Banister was born to Jack Roy and Adele Elizabeth (St Pierre) Banister on June 4, 1927 in Oakland, California. In 1938, the family moved to Los Gatos where Jack worked as an operations engineer on the construction of Highway 17. Two years later they moved to San Jose.John attended St. Leo's Grammar School, Bellarmine College Preparatory, and Santa Clara University from which he...
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Edwin Mitsugi Hirose

December 5, 1930 - September 27, 2017

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Eduardo Corcoles Alvarado

March 31, 1936 - September 26, 2017

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Drusilla Marie Koss

February 15, 1950 - September 23, 2017

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Denelle Renee Rich

May 12, 1974 - September 23, 2017

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Elsie Mutsuko Suyenaga

June 30, 1925 - September 22, 2017

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Aurelia Mary Chavez

July 5, 1940 - September 21, 2017

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Kathleen Josephine Keeth

January 9, 1937 - September 11, 2017

Kathleen passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017. She was 80. Kathleen was born January 9, 1937 in San Jose, CA to Joseph and Mary Butera. Kathleen is survived by her son Mark (Tanya) Keeth, granddaughters Nicole McGinnis-Keeth, Angie Keeth, Janelle (Kristy) Rosinger, great-grandson Hudson Rosinger, her brother Joseph (Maxine) Butera, numerous family members and many dear friends. Kathleen was...
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Manuel Adalberto Furtado

February 21, 1954 - September 8, 2017

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Stella Dora Carneghi

October 11, 1921 - September 4, 2017

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Elliott Harrison Clay

November 10, 1995 - September 1, 2017

Elliott Harrison Clay, of San Jose, California, passed away on Friday morning, September 1, 2017. He was 21 years old. Elliott was born in Los Alamos, New Mexico on November 10, 1995, and he would always consider Los Alamos his home. Elliott was very active in his younger years, and greatly enjoyed scouting, baseball, football, and basketball. He also had a natural affinity for music,...
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Suyeko TOYOSHIMA

June 7, 1934 - August 26, 2017

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John Theodorus Lefeber

March 30, 1931 - August 26, 2017

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James Orville Buehler

November 22, 1937 - August 22, 2017

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Irene Florence Duncan

October 19, 1928 - August 22, 2017

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Ellen Gertrude Prenger

March 22, 1920 - August 12, 2017

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Masako Shimada

February 7, 1924 - July 31, 2017

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Jack Kitajima

July 30, 1934 - July 18, 2017

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Zenaida Plata Adriano

February 9, 1938 - July 15, 2017

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Mary Ellen Mead

September 17, 1933 - July 13, 2017

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Carol Ann Cawley

January 29, 1938 - July 6, 2017

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Matilde R. Jimenez

May 24, 1927 - July 6, 2017

Matilde (Matt) R Jimenez, 90, passed away peacefully on July 6, 2017 in Modesto, CA.Matt was born in Uvalde, TX, on May 24, 1927. As a young man, he was a sheep shearer, and then worked as a fork lift operator at Tri-Valley Growers in Modesto for 40+ years. Matt loved gardening, fishing, his family and his trusty dog, Charlie Brown.He is preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, 3 sisters...
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Marilynn Joyce Tierney

March 11, 1935 - July 4, 2017

Marilynn Lewis Tierney was born in San Jose on March 11, 1935 to Kenneth and Dorothy Lewis. She graduated from San Jose High School and San Jose State College with a degree in Home Economics and General Education. At SJSU she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. Marilynn first taught at Markham Jr. High, and then kindergarten to American children in Germany, where she was an army wife. ...
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Mary Yukiko Takeda

July 20, 1926 - June 29, 2017

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Anastacio Stacy Gonzales

April 27, 1931 - June 28, 2017

Anastacio "Stacy" "Joe" Gonzales passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 28 in his home. He was born in Hanford, California, the 5th of 10 children to Lino Gonzales, Sr. and Modesta Landeros Gonzales. He proudly served in the Army during the Korean War with the 45th Div. as a gunner on a half track. After the Army, he entered the National School of Meat Cutting in Toledo,...
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Velma Chimienti

November 21, 1927 - June 28, 2017

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Thomas K. Kawahara

January 15, 1926 - June 27, 2017

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Joan Yuriko Otsuji

October 15, 1941 - June 25, 2017

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Tom Yoshiteru TANIGUCHI

June 19, 1921 - June 22, 2017

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Ang Bou

October 8, 1929 - June 18, 2017

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Nathan Henry Stevens

June 5, 1931 - June 18, 2017

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Leland Edward Washington

June 4, 1943 - June 15, 2017

Leland Edward Washington was born on June 04, 1943 in San Jose, California fourth child of eight children born to the late Luther Bozzaris Washington Sr. and Alberta Coleman Washington.Leland graduated from San Jose High School and San Jose State University. He proudly served in the United States Army 173rd Airborne and the Vietnam War. Leland was an active member of the American Legion Post 558....
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Eric Toru Togami

June 3, 1956 - June 13, 2017

Eric Toru Togami born in San Jose on June 3, 1956 to father Frank (deceased 1998) and mother Rose Togami. Eric passed away peacefully at O'Connor Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer on June 13, 2017, at age 61. He leaves his brother, sister-in-law and niece, and his many friends. He enjoyed karaoke music with his good friend Glen, and his automotive business that he owned and...
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Yuki Ashizawa

May 23, 1924 - June 12, 2017

Yuki Shibata Ashizawa, born May 23, 1924, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband, Mas Ashizawa, parents Kiyoshi and Ai Nakamura, brothers Ichiro, Jiro and Sam and sister Kiyo. Yuki is survived by Carol Yuki (Tom), Karen Shinoda, Sue Shibata (Tim), Mark Ashizawa, Phil (Eunice) Ashizawa, Brenda (Al) Katekaru, 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandsons. A...
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Takaji Mayeda

April 4, 1930 - June 11, 2017

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Pearl Davis Cusimano

August 24, 1929 - June 10, 2017

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Sara Teresa Goulart

May 25, 1933 - June 10, 2017

Sara Teresa Goulart, age 84, of San Jose, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017. She was born on May 25, 1933 in Azores, Pico. She is survived by her children, Maria de Lourdes Montes, Maria Luisa Mulvihill, and Manuel Jose Goulart, along with 16 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren. She lived a blessed life surrounded by joy and love. Visitation will be at Willow Glen Funeral Home,...
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Fusako Sasaki

February 25, 1916 - May 30, 2017

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Rosa Elvira Lopez

January 13, 1974 - May 26, 2017

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Wendy L. Tsutsumi

November 28, 1951 - May 26, 2017

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David Shigeharu Horiuchi

January 11, 1944 - May 23, 2017

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Mary Satake

March 22, 1926 - May 14, 2017

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Maria Ester Pereira

November 28, 1933 - May 14, 2017

Maria Ester Pereira (née Pinheiro), 83, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 14, 2017, Mother's Day, surrounded by her loving family.Maria Ester is survived by one sister, Maria Lourdes Brum (née Pinheiro); her 5 children and their spouses, Carlos Pereira, Mary Pereira, Larry & Michelle Pereira, Robert & Wendy Pereira, and Vicky & Scott McCall; her 11 grandchildren and...
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Mary FUJIMOTO

August 5, 1925 - May 9, 2017

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