It is with great sorrow that we inform you that Mr. George Uchida quietly passed
away on Friday morning, August 6, 2004. A memorial service for Uchida Sensei will
be held at the White River Buddhist Temple in Auburn, Washington, on Saturday,
August 21, 2004, at 1:00 PM.
Memorial Service on Saturday, August 21, 2004, 1:00 PM
White River Buddhist Temple
3625 Auburn Way North
Auburn, WA 98002
phone: (253) 833-1442
Following the memorial service, a reception will held at the White River Buddhist
Accommodations are available at:
22420 84th Ave. S.
Kent, WA 98032
Mention "judo" to get the judo room rate.
Please visit one of these websites for maps & driving directions to White
River Buddhist Temple:
Message from Daizo Uchida & Request From the Uchida Family
From Daizo Uchida,
My father, George Uchida passed away early Friday morning. I want to express
my gratitude for every ones thoughts and kindness. George loved life and he
loved Judo. More importantly he loved all people not just judo people. Judo
to Dad wasn’t about gold medals, it was about developing good people,
good citizens. He touched us all, just as the wind, rain, sunshine. Some times
it feels good, other times it could be harsh, but always a just and fitting
lesson. 79 years seems so short, I’m jealous, selfish, and sad he is
gone, and also I’m happy for my father, he is on his next great adventure.
Thank you for being a part of my father’s life. It has been an enriching
experience for all of us, (mutual prosperity, mutual benefit). My father died
a wealthy man because of all of you. Please don’t be sad, the heavens
are rejoicing to have him. George is now everywhere and a part of all of us.
Good health, good judo.
Daizo Uchida and the Uchida Family
The Uchida Family has requested that there be no Koden, gifts, or flowers.
However, cards and letter are appreciated. Cards and/or letters may be sent
to the Uchida Family.
The following is contact information for Daizo: