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Nakagawa, Bunzo, 85

Honolulu, HI, Aug. 18

he was an Army veteran and retired obstetrician-gynecologist; survived by wife, Frances; daughters Barbare Solarz, Joanne Arizumi and Leslie Perkins; brother Kenzo; stepsister Teruko Tobashi; 3 gc.

Nakagawa, Capt. Gordon Ross, 76

Marina, CA, Aug. 23

a career naval officer, passed away August 23 following a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 76; he was born June 13, 1935 in Auburn, Calif. to the late Bunny and Harriet Nakagawa; he is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years Jeanne; their three children Gregory, Kathleen, and Steven; and three grandchildren, Ryan, Graham, and Tait. Celebration of life services will be held Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. at the Fort Ord Military Chapel, in Seaside CA.

Nakamura, Satoru, 95

Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 26, 2011

He was a World War II veteran and former first sergeant of Company B of the following units, 370th Engineers, later redesignated as 1399th Construction Engineers, 442nd Infantry Regiment, 171st Infantry Battalion and 100th Infantry Battalion of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team; survived by many family members in Hawaii.

Nakamura, Theodore Ross, 58

Beaverton, OR, Feb. 9, 2012

He was born in 1953 in Ontario, Ore., to Masae (Kobayashi) Nakamura and Theodore Terue Nakamura; Ted was a teacher at Lake Grove Elementary School, Lake Oswego, Ore., for 25 years; survived by his wife, Peggy; and sisters Sheryl Isobe and Janet Roberts.

Nakanishi, Richard Hiroshi, 73

Everett, WA, Oct. 14, 2011

Born in Hilo, HI; he is an Army veteran and worked as a medical technologist and a plant tissue culturist; he was a JACL chapter president and was involved in writing two books as a historian for the local Japanese American community; survived by wife Doris; son Dean (Staci); grandchildren, Elias, James and Caitlyn.

Nakashima, Richard Yasuyuki "Yas”, 92

Aiea, Hawaii, Sept. 18, 2011

WWII 442nd RCT veteran and a retired Pearl Harbor Public Works Center maintenance supervisor. Survived by wife Gladys Y., son David Y., daughter Christine A. 
Nakashima-Heise and two grandchildren.

Namba, Harry Tetsu, 95

Ontario, OR, Sept. 18, 2011

Harry was interned in Pinedale, CA and later moved to Tule Lake; during WWII handled ammunition at the Nebraska Army Depot; he married Yaeko Fujita in 1944; they were married for over 66 years; survived by his wife, Yaeko; son, Ronald (Gloria); daughter Rosanne (Mark); survived by brother Frank (Michiko) Namba; many nieces and nephews; 4 gc.

Nishimura, Chiyoko, 91

Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 24, 2011

Predeceased by granddaughter Lisa Nishimura; survived by husband Roy; sons Allen (Shirley), David, and Jerry (Patty); 4 gc; many nephews, nieces and other relatives.

Nishimura, Katsuyoshi, 86

Ventura, CA, Jan. 25, 2012

His father was an immigrant Japanese fisherman and his mother a picture bride from Japan. Katsuyoshi attended Hawaii’s McKinley High School; he was an interpreter during World War II in the MIS; preceded in death by his first wife, Rosalie and son, Arn; he is survived by his wife of 14 years, Kim; daughter, Lyn; son, Ken; sister Masayo Fujikami; brother-in-law, Howard Furuya.

Nojiri, Ralph Minoru, 66

Aiea, HI,

Air Force veteran; survived by wife Kay K.; children Andrew K., Keethan T. and daughter Tanya K.; brothers George M. and Wallace K.; mother Kimie “Kay”; 1 gc.

Nomura, Taka, 95

Pasadena, CA, Jan. 23, 2012

She is survived by her daughter, Chris Naito; son, Stephen (Ginger) Nomura; brother-in-law, Sho (Florence); sister-in-law, Helen (Ray) Obazawa and other relatives; 2 gc; 2 ggc.


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