Shigeki Paul Kaseguma|
Shigeki Paul Kaseguma (known to his friends as "Kassy"), passed away peacefully on April 4, 2014. His family will remember him as a cheerful and fun-loving brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend, who lived a full and active life.
Paul was born in Seattle on June 4, 1921, and spent his childhood on First Hill and Capitol Hill in Seattle with his four sisters and one brother. He attended Central School and graduated from Broadway High School.
After high school, Paul attended the University of Washington until the Spring of 1942. After a brief stay in the Minidoka internment camp in Idaho, he traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he continued his undergraduate studies. He entered the U.S. Army in 1944, and served in the Military Intelligence Service in Japan until 1946. After returning to Seattle, he earned a degree in business from the University of Washington.
In 1949, Paul married the love of his life and best friend Fumi, and began working at the Japanese Consulate in Seattle. During that time, he learned to play golf, which started a life-long passion for the game. Two years later, he became the manager of KCW Furniture in the International District. He retired from KCW Furniture in 1986, and began a long and happy retirement, much of which was devoted to entertaining and enjoying his grandchildren, Evan and Andrea.
Paul was a lifelong member and leader of St. Peter's Episcopal Parish, and was selected to serve on the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia Standing Committee. He was also a member of the Nisei Veterans Committee.
Paul is survived by his wife Fumi; sons Rod (Julie) Kaseguma and Wayne Kaseguma; granddaughter Andrea Kaseguma; grandson Evan Kaseguma; sisters Aiko Nishimura, Jean Kawako, and Lois Shikami; and brother Bob Kaseguma. He was preceded in death by sister Yori Sasaki.
A memorial service will be held on April 19, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Parish, 1610 South King Street, Seattle, Washington. A reception will follow. The family requests that remembrances be made to St. Peter's Episcopal Parish or the Evergreen Health Foundation (Hospice).
Published in The Seattle Times on Apr. 13, 2014