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Marin Independent Journal
Friday, December 7, 2001
HORIKOSHI, Yoshikazu Casper (Reverend) 91, of Richmond, passed away December 3, 2001, Sunset View Mortuary & Cemetery, El Cerrito, 510-525-5111.
Rev. Yoshikazu Casper Horikoshi
Passed away in peace on Monday, December 3, 2001 at the age of 91. Rev. Horikoshi was born in Ooita, Kyushu, Japan. Upon graduation from seminary in 1934 from Kwansai Gakuin in Japan, he served the church in Manchuria. He later graduated from Boston University School of Theology in 1947. He dedicated his life as a Methodist minister for more than 44 years, serving in churches in Oregon, Washington, the War Relocation Center in Heart Mountain Wyoming, Oakland, Florin, San Jose, Fresno, Colorado, Toronto Canada, and Japan. He is survived by his beloved wife, Hisako Horikoshi of Richmond and four children: Elliot and his wife Joan of Danville, Nancy and her husband Hale Prather of Marin City, Katherine of Richmond, and Peter and his wife Wendy of Alameda. He will be missed by his grandchildren Stephanie (and Gaetano), Gregory, David (and Cristina), Thomas (and Kathryn), Steven and Kevin and great grandson Truls. Donations in his memory may be made to one's own church, or to Lake Park United Methodist Church, 281 Santa Clara Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610. Services will be held at Lake Park United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 11:00 a.m.
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