Paul Yasushi Mizokami passed away on December 4th, 2012, at the age of 70. The son of Shigeo and Yoneko Mizokami, he was preceded 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. Born in Santa Maria, California in 1942, he was interned at Topaz internment camp for the duration of World War II. Paul 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, Paul 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. A caring son and husband and beloved inspiration to his own sons. A viewing is scheduled for Sunday, December 9th, from 2pm to 5pm, Ave Maria Memorial Chapel, 609 Main Street, Watsonville, California. A private family-only service will be held on Monday, December 10th.For the complete article see the 12-08-2012 issue.
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