George at the Senshin Obon - 7/2/05
The J.A. community has lost a dear friend. George Kiriyama passed away yesterday after a difficult struggle with liver cancer. I met George during the 50th year remembrance of E.O. 9066 and working on the Future of the Nikkei Community Conference in 1992, and got to be friends with George during my 8 years serving on the Board of the J.A. Historical Society. My love and deepest sympathies to Iku, Traci and George Jr.
People used to ask me if I was your daughter and I told them you were my "J.A. community Dad." I will miss you Dad.