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George M. Wakiji


1929 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
George M. Wakiji Obituary
January 26, 1929 - May 7, 2017 George Wakiji passed away peacefully Sunday, May 7, at Nikkei Senior Gardens in Arleta. A Korean War veteran and graduate of UCLA and Cal. State LA, George participated in Project India, leading to a lifetime of travel. George worked at TWA, in PR, and then for the government, including Peace Corps country director for the Kingdom of Tonga. He was executive director of the National Japanese American Memorial Foundation. George also spoke to students about his experience in the internment of Japanese-Americans in World War II. George is survived by his wife, Betty; daughter, Dana (Tom); sister, Takeko; nieces Hisae, Misako, Kathleen, Vivian, Eileen and Geraldine; and nephew Ken. A celebration of George's life will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, May 15, at Fukui Mortuary, 707 East Temple St., Los Angeles.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on May 13, 2017
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