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Janice Aochi(1938 - 2011)

Janice Fumiko (Nomura) Aochi
Resident of San Jose
Beloved mother of four, grandmother of seven, and wife of the late Keiji Aochi, Janice passed away in her hometown of San Jose on June 7. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, ikebana, and being with family, especially her grandchildren. After being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991, Janice retired from teaching and became a pioneer patient for successful pallidotomy and deep-brain stimulator treatments.
She is survived by her children Richard (Jae) Aochi, Julie (Andy) Siauw, Gary (Christine) Aochi, and Nancy (Hamby) Aochi, and her loving grandchildren Miranda, Jason, Alison, Natalie, Jacqueline, Ethan, and Jillian, as well as her siblings Lynne, Ronald, and Susan. Funeral services June 15, 2011 at 3pm at the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers that donations be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research or to your favorite charity.

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Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on June 12, 2011
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