George S Kawai
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September 9, 1921 - December 2, 2013
George Shotaro Kawai, 92, longtime resident of Nampa, Idaho, died on December 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA. He was born in Kimberly, Idaho on September 9, 1921 to Shichiro Frank and Misao Kawai. George graduated from Twin Falls High School and served in the U. S. Army during WWII with the "Blue Devils" 88th Division. He was married to Ayako Judy Kawai for 56 years. He was a successful farmer of 76 years, business owner, and very active in Rotary, Eagles, The Salvation Army and Boise Valley Judo Club. He is predeceased by his beloved wife, Ayako Judy Kawai; son Michael K. Kawai; daughter Aileen J. Kawai; siblings, Mary Joo, William Kawai and Ruby Aoyama. George is survived by his, son, Greg (Kirsten) Kawai and 5 grandchildren; sister, Grace (Junji) Yamamoto and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service is planned for Spring of 2014 in Nampa, ID.
Published in Idaho Press Tribune from Dec. 22 to Dec. 23, 2013