Minoru Hayashi died peacefully in his home on January 6, 2013. He was 93. Mr. Hayashi was born in Tacoma, Washington on July 15, 1919. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged after serving as part of the occupation forces in Japan after World War II. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1949 with a degree in Accounting. After living and working in Billings, Montana for a number of years, he moved to Santa Rosa where he worked in Finance and Accounting with the Sebastopol Cooperative Cannery. He was married for 48 years to his loving wife Fumi who preceded him in death in 1997. Also preceding him in death were his brothers Hajime and Mitsuru as well as his sister Misako and his half-sisters, Hanako and Fumiko. He is survived by his brother Shigeru of Denver, Colorado as well as his sons, David and his wife, Annie of Northfield, Illinois, Douglas and his wife Bih-Lian of Elk Grove, California, and Thomas and Arlene of Santa Rosa, California. He also leaves grandchildren Heather Hayashi of San Diego, California and Jeremiah Rawlings and his wife Heather of Boulder, Colorado as well as a great-granddaughter, Fumiko Alice. Private services will be held on Tuesday, January 15 in Elk Grove, California.
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Published Online in the Press Democrat from Jan. 13 to Jan. 14, 2013