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DON MUKAI Don T. Mukai, 88, of Lansdale, passed away Monday, July 30, 2012 at Abington Health - Lansdale Hospital. Born February 21, 1924 in Fresno, CA, he was a son of the late Minekichi and Shizuko (Sumida) Mukai. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served his country honorably during World War II. Don was employed for many years with Merck & Co., retiring in the early 1990s. Previously, he worked at Amchick in Lansdale and, early in his career, worked part-time as a barber. He was a charter member of the Blue Comet Motorcycle Club in Skippack, and enjoyed gardening. Survivors include three daughters, Karen M. Almeida and her husband, Roderick, of New Hope, Kathryn G. Mohn and her husband, Dennis, of Schwenksville, and Barbara A. Bell of St. Louis, MO; his son, Steven Mukai and his wife, Lori, of Glenside; two grandchildren, Emily Mukai and Jason Mukai; three sisters, Kiyo Sakurai, Alice Hamane, and Junko Kameoka; and two brothers, Sam Mukai and Kenneth Mukai. He was preceded in death by a sister, Beverly Honda; and a brother, Willie Mukai. Relatives and friends may call after 9:30AM Thursday, August 2 at the Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, 701 Derstine Ave., Lansdale, followed by the Funeral Service at 10:30AM. Burial will be private in Washington Crossing National Cemetery. For those desiring, contributions may be made in Don's memory to the , 399 Market St., Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106, or the Living Branches Foundation, Dock Woods/Dock Meadows Sharing Fund, 275 Dock Drive, Lansdale, PA 19446, ATTN: Keith Heavener.

Published in The Reporter on Aug. 1, 2012
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