It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Lion Richard Kishimoto. Lion Dick was a member of the San Francisco Nikkei Lions Club since 1988 and was club president in 1991, 2005 and Lion of the Year 2013. Lion Dick retired as a Sargent Major E9 after serving a total of 43 years in the Army and Reserves and was a Trustee Emeritus with the Lions Veterans Charities. He was most well-known for his singing and music, especially during cabinet meetings, conventions and his rendition of God Bless the USA.
Services will be held in Marysville and Hilo in the spring.
Cards may be sent to Kimberly Lum-Perreira and Cincy Chidester, 2808 NE 125th St., Vancouver WA 98686.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Lions Veterans Charities c/o Lion Nick Marinaro 568 Matadero Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306.
Lion Yvonne Kantola, Sunshine Chair