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Jack Koyanagi

AGE: 75 • Laurel

Jack (Yoshimi) Koyanagi, 75, of Laurel, passed away on April 29, 2014 at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. Jack was born in Hawaii, a son of the late Tamako Miyagawa and Yoshio Koyanagi.

Mr. Koyanagi, proudly served his county for eleven years in the United States Army reserves. He later retired after 35 years of service as a Laboratory Technician at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Jack was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Seaford, he was an avid outdoorsman, whom enjoyed his fish pond and gardening. He was also an accomplished woodworker.

Jack is survived by his wife of 17 years, Lisa Koyanagi. His sons, Wendell and wife Cathy of Mardela, Keith and wife Lori of Rehoboth, and Brian and wife Mary of Lewes. His daughter, Jill Smith and husband Donald of Millsboro. Brothers, Elliott and Bobby Koyanagi, and his sister Ann Smith of Hawaii. His grandchildren: Keith, Haley, and Lyndsey Koyanagi , Hayden and Krista Smith, Jon Morris, Heidi and Richard Belote, and great grandson Logan Seymour. A sister in law, Laura Ruth Passwaters, whom lived with Jack.

A visitation will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave. Laurel, DE., on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm, where a memorial service will follow at 3:00 pm. The Rev. Ruth Tull will officiate. Contributions can be made in Jack's memory to the: Kent County SPCA, 32 Shelter Circle, Camden, DE 19934. Arrangements are in the care of the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home Laurel, DE.



Published in The News Journal on May 3, 2014
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