Ron Fujikawa was born April 6, 1948 in Mount Vernon, Missouri. He was the 3rd child of Alice Mae Aoki, a pianist and epicurean and Dr. Yoshihiko Fred Fujikawa, a thoracic surgeon. Ron, along with his brother Denny and his sister Carol grew up in Long Beach California. Ron attended Wilson High School where he was student body vice President and captain of the varsity football and baseball teams. Ron attended Stanford University and played on both the varsity football and baseball teams. After graduating from Stanford Law school Ron Joined the law fi rm of Gibson, Dunn in Los Angeles. Soon thereafter, Ron and three colleagues established their own fi rm, Kinsella, Bosch, Fujikawa, and Towle. In 1980, Ron married Melissa Linehan and together they had three sons Michael, Daniel, and Braden. Ron was an avid golfer and beloved member of LA Country Club. In 1998, Ron joined the law firm of Greenberg, Glusker as partner. Ron was an active community member who served as president of the Wildwood School board of trustees and a longtime member of Windward School Board of Trustees. Ron lived most of his adult years in Santa Monica: the last ten were joyfully spent with his devoted companion, Rebecca Foster. Services will be held in his honor Friday Oct. 26 at 11am at The Lake Shrine Temple in Pacific Palisades. All who want to celebrate him are welcome.
Published in Los Angeles Times on Oct. 21, 2012.