WATSONVILLE — Paul Yasushi Mizokami died on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. He was 70.
Born in Santa Maria, California in 1942, he was interned at Topaz internment camp for the duration of World War II. Mr. Mizokami was a veteran of the United States Army, serving from 1964 to 1965, and graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in accounting. He married Aileen Oka in 1966, and they took up residence in San Francisco. An entrepreneur at heart, Mr. Mizokami started a microfilm processing company and a produce market. He retired from the San Francisco Unified School District in 2008. In 2002, he married Virginia De Guzman, which later ended in divorce.
The son of Shigeo and Yoneko Mizokami, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Aileen Mizokami. He is survived by his younger sister, Nancy Yamada of Vienna, Virginia, and his sons, Kyle Mizokami of San Francisco and Casey Mizokami of Oakland.
A viewing was held Sunday at Ave Maria Memorial Chapel, 609 Main Street, Watsonville. A private family-only service was held on Monday.
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