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Stockton, CA

July 15, 1913 - August 6, 2007

Frank M. Inamasu, of Stockton, CA, age 94, passed away on Monday, August 6, 2007. He was born on July 15, 1913 in Oakland, CA. At age 3 years, his family moved to Japan where he was raised and graduated from high school. In 1929 his family returned to the U.S. and settled in Stockton, where he graduated from Stockton High School, class of 1937. He then attended watch-making school in San Francisco. Soon after his family was sent to the relocation center in Rohwer, Arkansas during World War II, where he was also married. Upon their return to Stockton, Frank worked as a watch maker, and soon became self-employed, opening Inamasu Jewelers for over 46 years, until retiring in 1993. He was a long time member of the Stockton Buddhist Temple, founding member of the Stockton Nisei Golf Club, Stockton J.A.C.L., member and past president of Fukuoka Nikkeijin Kai, and an avid golfer.

"Frank was loved by many, and will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him."

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Leona Inamasu of Stockton; son, Donald Inamasu; daughter, Laura Inamasu, and a daughter-in-law, Liz Vizcarra all of Stockton. Also a sister and brother-in-law, Aya and Jack Mizono of San Francisco, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded by a son, Thomas Inamasu, and siblings, Mas and Shig Inamasu, and Barbara Tajima.

Funeral service will be on Saturday, August 11, 2007, 3:00 p.m. at the Stockton Buddhist Temple, private inurnment will be held in Park View Cemetery. Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home assisting the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in his memory to Stockton Buddhist Temple, 2820 Shimizu Dr, Stockton, CA 95203, or to St. Joseph's Medical Center, 1800 N. California St, Stockton, Ca 95204.

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Published in The Record from Aug. 10 to Aug. 11, 2007.
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August 24, 2007
Leona, our deepest sympathy to you & your family. Ivo, Ted & I will always remember your wonderful jewelry store & how you & Frank took care of the Pesetti family. We miss you!
Gloria Pesetti
August 21, 2007
Farewell Mr. Inamasu. Thank you for the gift of love you’ve left the world in your children. I know one of them. People this good are not raised by mistake but rather by example. You were obviously a very shining example of mankind at its best. May the sadness in the hearts of your loved ones heal quickly. Wishing you Peace and Love on your journey.
August 14, 2007
Laura and Don, Although I didn't know your father very well. He must have been a wonderful man to have raised such a good and loving family. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. You have our deepest sympathy during this very difficult time. Bob Arucan and Family
Bob Arucan
August 14, 2007
Don, Pete and I were very sorry to hear of your father's passing. We know that he was special to you.

You and your family have our deepest sympathy. Roberta and Pete
Roberta Lagomarsini
August 13, 2007
Auntie Hanna and Family;
Our deeepest sympathies to you, Donald and Laura.
You and Uncle Frank will be in our prayers.
Love, Sue and Leslie Fugikawa
Leslie Fugikawa
August 13, 2007
Sorry to hear this sad news. My deepest condolence to you and your family.

Take care.
Cindi Tann
August 13, 2007
Auntie Hana,
Uncle Frank was always so good to me. I'll always remember the trip to Lake Tahoe. My deepest sympathies to you, Laura and Donald.
Diane Williams
August 13, 2007
Antie Hanna

Sorry to hear about Uncle Frank.
Hope all is well with you.

Frank will be in our prayers.

Love Cuddler Joe
Ed Fugikawa
August 11, 2007
Leona, my thoughts are with you and your family at this time.
Donna McClure
August 11, 2007
The stories relayed at today's memorial services about Mr. Inamasu (and you, too, Leona) brought back many fond memories.
Our continued thoughts and prayers for your intentions.
Raymond & Joyce Cezar
August 11, 2007
Leona and family:
It was a pleasure being a business neighbor of Frank and you. Sorry to hear of your loss.
John McClure
John McClure
August 11, 2007
Frank was such a good man. We miss him and his shop. God Bless...
Alice and Bob Shellenberger
August 11, 2007
Leona and family.
So sorry to hear of the loss of
Frank.Our thoughts and prayers
to you and the family.
From your old neihbors.
Lou/Louise Airola
August 11, 2007
Our regards to you, your mom and your sister. John's sister Hazel Mantani/Ramirez worked for your Mom and Dad at jewlery store in the 50's. John's mom and dad, including John and myself bought all our jewlry and had our watches,jewlrey repaired, cleaned by your dad. Wonderful memories.
John and Eileen Ramirez
August 11, 2007
Dear Don,
I am very sorry to hear of your great loss. I have fond memories of my Mother and I visiting your Dad's store when I needed a watch and your Dad looking for the best one for me. Your Dad was a very kind and wonderful man and truly will be missed.
Please accept my condolences.
Richard Yoshimura
Richard Yoshimura
August 11, 2007
the Inamasu family,
Our family has been friends with you for many years. We remember Mr.
Inamasu with great affection. Please know we are thinking about you in
this difficult time.
The Sadie Chan family
August 10, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your Mom and Laura. We are sorry for your loss.
Jim & Graciela
james saffier
August 10, 2007
Donald and Family,
Our condolences for your loss.

Art & Joyce Supnet
Arthur Supnet
August 10, 2007
Leona and family. So sorry th hear of your loss.I truly enjoyed knowing Inamasu and having many dealings with him. He was a wonderful man.Doug Tunnell
Douglas Tunnell
August 10, 2007
to the inamasu family...our sympathy to your family.. we will all miss mr inamasu.... gary sakai family ...
patsy sakai
August 10, 2007
Dear Inamasu family,
our love and deepest sympathy for your loss.
Jim, Sally and boys Tsunekawa
August 10, 2007
To the Inamasu Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We will miss Frank.
Beverly and Roy Yoneshige
Beverly Yoneshige
August 10, 2007

My deepest condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.
Elsa Fulton
August 10, 2007
Leona, Frank was such a wonderful and gentle man who will be missed by many. May God comfort you in your time of sorrow. With much love.
Gary & Diane Musto
August 10, 2007
We will miss you Dad.
Donald Inamasu
August 10, 2007
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Cherokee Memorial Park & Funeral Home & Funeral Home
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