I just returned from overseas and am very saddened to hear Steve's passing from a prior mutual colleague. I worked in the same office as Steve for 6 years. He was kind, gentle, and patient. He's a man of few words and many smiles, a true role model of character, strength, and humanity. I know he will be missed by many, and I wish his family the best.
I am so sad to hear of Dr. N's passing...he was so compassionate as a doctor, listened and was proactive in patient care.
It must have been 2 years ago when I was distressed to hear he was on leave, and had no idea he was ill. Our last conversation centered on his retirement plans, which to my relief at that time, was several years away!
Blessings to you, his loving family!
Rest in peace Dr. Nakanishi...I will never forget what a wonderful caring doctor you were...you will dearly be missed!
Dr. Nakanishi was the best! As a wonderful physician, he gave the best advise with kind & encouraging words. I will never have another doctor like him.....I am saddened by this and will truly miss him.. My condolences to his family & friends.
My condolences to Steve's family. I was in Boy Scouts, Troop 55 at Blaine Memorial Methodist Church, with Steve. Worked with him a summer during college for the Forest Service, BD Crew in the Quinault District, Olympic National Forest. Always enjoyed his sense of humor & hard work. I've never met a nicer person. Going through life I realize I tried to use people like Steve as a role model. My 98 year old father also sends his condolences. RIP Steve
He was my doctor for 19 years and he will be truly missed.
I am sorry to hear the news about Steve, I've known him since grade school but lost touch with him after our internship year in Los Angeles (he at Kaiser, me at LA County). Just seeing his name reminds me of the trip we took to Canada together and the summer we worked in the Quinault Forest Together. I'll miss his friendship, good humor and his sparkly eyes when he smiled.
I remember Steve from medical school as quiet but smart. My husband and I both graduated with Steve. I am sorry to hear about his passing and rejoice that he had a god family and a good career. Rest in peace Steve.
Janice Vaughn Knox
Started at Sunset Kaiser together, he was so easy to work for. Such a shy person with so much knowledge. Will miss him terribly. Will miss his smile
I am so sorry to hear about this news. Steve and I worked together and I always enjoyed our friendship, his mentorship, and his laughs! I loved the fact that he had a refrigerator and always seemed to have fresh sashimi available. I will miss you dearly.
I live just outside of Boulder, Colorado now and never check the obituaries. I was reading about Steve Sarkisian leaving the UW and decided to look at the obituaries, perhaps because I am also getting older. I came upon this story about Steve. I graduated from the UW School of Medicine with Steve and am also a Japanese-American. I did not know Steve well, but knew that he was one of the most caring of all the medical students. I regret that I did not get to know him better. I am not surprised that he had a great career at Kaiser and was also a wonderful family man. RIP, Steve.
We are sorry to learn of the passing of Dr. Nakanishi, but grateful for his service to our nation as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tonga.
The National Peace Corps Association