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Dr. Ken Hashimoto

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Dr.  Ken Hashimoto Obituary

Dr. Ken 86, passed on November 9, 2017 at his home in Ann Arbor, MI. Dr. Hashimoto was born in Niigata, Japan on June 19, 1931 to Takashi and Kiku. He graduated from Niigata University School of Medicine and immigrated to the United States in 1956. He was a Fulbright Scholar and completed residencies in Dermatology at the University of Maryland and Massachusetts General Hospital. He held multiple faculty positions. His final one was Professor and Chairman in the Department of Dermatology at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. His areas of interests included electron microscopy and histochemistry and had two diseases associated with his name. He officially retired in 1999. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Noriko (Sakai); daughter Naomi (Stephen Brod); daughter Martha (Tom Wagner); son Eugene (Mariko); and daughter Amy (Dan Hemmer). He also leaves behind 9 grandchildren: Anri and Hana Brod; Yoshio, Kenji, and Miya Wagner; Tyler and Sayer Hashimoto; Rei and Kaya Hemmer. He also leaves three sisters (Yayoi Sasai, Sanae Kawaguchi, and Azuma Ikeuchi) and a brother, Ryo, as well as their families, all of whom reside in Japan. Dr. Hashimoto loved to work. He spent his free time studying and publishing research. He enjoyed farming and planted numerous gardens and fruit trees. He also loved raising birds and had pet ducks, pheasants and peafowl. Services will be held at Nie Funeral Home (3767 West Liberty Road in Ann Arbor, MI) on November 16, 2017. The visitation is at 11:00 am and memorial services will be held at 12:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to at


Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press on Nov. 12, 2017
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