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George Sawai

George Atsushi Sawai, 87, passed away peacefully on May 23, 2009 in Davis, CA after a brief illness. He was born on August 4, 1921, in Oakland, CA. George worked as a sales representative for 25 years for the Nichimen Corporation until his retirement in 1989.

George was interned at the Topaz Relocation Camp in Utah during World War II. After the war, he earned his B.A. degree from the University of Utah. He then earned his M.B.A. from New York University. In 1954, he married Murayo Ishikawa (deceased) in Oakland, CA. They enjoyed their 47 years together.

His son, Dr. Earl and his wife Carolyn Sawai of Davis, CA and his daughter Mary and her husband Lester Soo survive him, along with his grandchildren Stacy and Cameron of Orinda, CA.

Friends and family are invited to attend services to be held on June 2 at 11 a.m. at Wiscombes Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D Street, Davis CA 95616.

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We are sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you.

Akiko Journeay Jun 3 2009 12:00 AM

My deepest condolence to the family. Reiko

Reiko True May 31 2009 12:00 AM

Dear Sawai Family On behalf of the Himawari-kai, I am writing to extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Mr. Sawai was always a great supporter of the Himawari-kai. Mr. Sawaiaas deep understanding of our needs enabled Mrs. Sawai to devote her time to assist and guide us though many years. Our sincere condolences and love.

Himawari-kai May 31 2009 12:00 AM

We are sorry to hear about the passing of your father, Mary. We know that you and your family have many wonderful memories of your father. Your father and mother are together again. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Willie and Evelyn Yee May 31 2009 12:00 AM

Dear Mary, you and your family have my prayers and warm thoughts during this difficult time. David

David Thomas May 29 2009 12:00 AM

Dear Mary and family, There is great sadness in the loss of a parent. You can be assured that he is happily with his beloved wife right now and that you will see them both again. While it is sad, this is also a time to celebrate his great life and remember all the good things about him. So, I share your sadness and grief. Jackie Larson

Jackie Larson May 29 2009 12:00 AM