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Shigeo "Shig" Akiyoshi

Posted: Friday, Sep 27th, 2013

Shigeo "Shig" Akiyoshi passed away Aug. 28, 2013 at his home in Watsonville.  He was 95 years old and was born in Watsonville to Jutaro and Fui Akiyoshi.

After his Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Army in 1944, Shig became a long time resident of Watsonville.  He ran the Akiyoshi Bros. Farm with his brothers, Toshio and Masao.  They grew strawberries and artichokes on Salinas Road.

Shig is survivied by his loving wife, Asayo; also, his sister, Hisae "Grace" Aramaki; also his sisters-in-law Fusaye Nozawa & Susan Sanaye Kadoguchi.  He was predeceased by his brothers, Toshio and Masao and his sister, Momoe Mori.  Other survivors include many nephews and nieces.

He enjoyed all sports, especially the SF Giants and the Forty Niners.

The assistance of Hospice of Santa Cruz, 940 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley, CA 95056 was much appreciated.  Adelaida McCarthy provided loving care and great support.  Donations may be made to the Watsonville Buddhist Temple, Hospice of Santa Cruz or a charitable organization of your choice.

A private family service has been held.

For the complete article see the 09-28-2013 issue.

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