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MARY KOGIKU, age 91, passed away on March 22, 2016 at The Grove Care and Wellness assisted living facility in Riverside, CA. Mary, a Nisei, was born in North Platte, Nebraska, to Tomokichi and Sao Kamino. Mary graduated from Platte Valley High School in Hershey, NE, and then attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, NE, where she graduated and began her career as a laboratory medical technologist. She lived in several Midwestern states prior to moving to Riverside, which she made her home. She worked at Riverside Community Hospital, was a member of the local Japanese American Citizens League, and participated in many activities at the Janet Goeske Senior Center after her retirement from the hospital. She enjoyed many activities including playing the piano, traveling, tai chi, needlepoint, sewing, reading, and spending time with family and friends. Mary also loved dogs, and had dachshunds throughout her life. Mary was predeceased by her brothers, Hideo Kamino and Samuel Kamino. She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Helen Kamino and Dr. Ruth Kamino; nieces Ann Kamino and Patricia Pasternak, and nephews, John Kamino and Terry Kamino. Mary's bequeathed her body for science to Loma Linda University School of Medicine. A funeral service will be held at a later date at the Episcopal Church of our Savior in North Platte, NE. Mary's family extends a heartfelt thanks to her dear friends, The Grove Care and Wellness staff & residents as well as the Vitas Hospice Team for enriching and enhancing the quality of her life. Mary cherished her family and friends, and we will certainly miss her.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Mar. 31, 2016
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