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Sensei Jimmy Takemori

admin - May 18, 2015
To the judo community: Our friend and Sensei Jimmy Takemori passed away this morning (May 15th) after a brief illness. Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming. I will send the details to everyone on this distribution list as soon as I receive them from the family. Since Jimmy was so widely ...more
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Obituary: Margaret Ashida

admin - January 13, 2015
Margaret Ashida, passed unexpectedly while vacationing in Indonesia. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, January 17, at the University of Rochester River Campus, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room in the Rush Rhees Library. This event will be an informal reception, between the hours ...more
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Obituary: George Koyama

admin - January 13, 2015
George Koyama, head instructor for the Boise Valley Judo Club, passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015. Koyama Sensei's obituary and service information can be found using this link.more
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Sensei Kenji Taketani

admin - November 29, 2014
Sadly, we are having to notify all of you of the passing of Sensei Kenji Taketani, 87 years old. Sensei Taketani had been an instructor at LA Tenri Judo Club for many years. Sensei Taketani passed on Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014. Services are set for: White Emerson Mortuary 13304 Philadelphia ...more
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Yoshisada Yonezuka Sensei

admin - October 21, 2014
Founder of Cranford Judo and Karate Center amd Olympic coach, Yoshisada Yonezuka, 77, of Cranford, N.J., passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Hackensack University Medical Center. Friends are invited to visit from 3 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Dooley Funeral Home, 218 North Ave. West in ...more
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Yoshisada Yonezuka Sensei

admin - October 19, 2014
Yoshisada Yonezuka Sensei passed away on late Saturday afternoon, October 18, 2014. More information to follow as we recieve it.more
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Memorial Service for Larry Kaneshiro Sensei

admin - August 04, 2014
Dear Friends of Judo, It is with extreme sadness we announce that Larry Kaneshiro Sensei passed away peacefully Saturday morning, July 26, after almost a year long battle with pancreatic cancer. Larry has been with San Jose Buddhist Judo Club since 1989. A true Judoka in his spirit, his "Aloha" ...more
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Jesse Jones

admin - July 15, 2014
It is my sad duty to inform you that Mr. Jesse Jones passed away in his sleep earlier this morning. Memorial Service are pending, but most likely will be held on Saturday 9 August. Details will be provided when known.more
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Honoring Anthony Grisanti

admin - June 29, 2014
A memorial fund for Anthony Grisanti has been started for a child care center at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Please make your checks out to and mail them to: Immanuel Lutheran Church107 Scott StreetTonawanda, NY 14150 Please put "Anthony Grisanti Memorial Fund" in the notes section of your ...more
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Tony Grisanti obituary

admin - June 19, 2014
Anthony M. “Tony” Grisanti of Buffalo, NY, died age 63 suddenly on June 17, 2014. He survived by Joyce (nee Herkimer) Gugino his best friend, love of his life and rock for the past 40 years and three cherished stepsons Robert (Susan) Gugino, William (Renee’) Gugino and the ...more
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