Kenneth Tsutomu Kurozumi

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KUROZUMI, Kenneth Tsutomu

On March 7, 2014 our beloved brother lost his battle with cancer. He was born December 3, 1933 in San Luis Obispo where he attended Emerson School until the outbreak of World War II where he was evacuated to an internment camp in Poston, Arizona.

After the war, the family settled in Santa Barbara where he attended Lincoln School, Santa Barbara Jr. High School, and Santa Barbara High School. After graduating, he enlisted in the US Navy and was stationed in San Diego, Adak, Alaska, and in Sasebo, Japan where he met many relatives.

Upon returning to Santa Barbara, Ken worked 38 years for the US Post Office at the main office, Milpas office and managed the Montecito office.

After retirement, Ken volunteered faithfully at the Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital and thoroughly enjoyed interacting with all the patients. He enjoyed life to the fullest - fishing, golfing, bowling, making origami birds, and doing jigsaw puzzles. He was an active member of the SB Buddhist Church where he served as treasurer.

Ken is survived by his sisters: Janet Fukumura (Tom), Helen Kurozumi, niece Jennifer Reyes (Joe), and nephew Glen Fukumura (Liz).

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to SB Buddhist Church or Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital.

Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated. Ken's wish was that no services be held; however, he felt very fortunate to have known so many who filled his life with joy and happiness.

Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett Mortuary


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Published in The Santa Barbara News-Press Online Edition from Mar. 26 to Mar. 30, 2014
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