At 99 years of age, Dad quietly passed away yesterday – Good Friday.
While of course sad, I am happy he had a full life as he loved to eat; that was what he loved to do in his last days. He passed away contently, just about half an hour after he had a good lunch. We took him his favorite Japanese sweets – odango – just a few weeks ago and for that, we are happy.
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Sincere condolences Koji.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
My condolences on your father’s passing. How blessed that he lived to 99 years of age.
My sympathy to you and all who loved him Koji. And my thanks for the man he was for his family and his country.
Our thoughts are with you, Koji. Peg’s mom passed away yesterday as well, at 97, after a rich and full life. –Curt
I am very sorry for your loss. I will keep him and your family in my prayers.
Hugs and condolances on the loss of your father. It never is easy, even when the loved one had a long life. What a life your father had, too. He earned his eternal rest more than most of us.
I’m so sorry to hear this, but also full of admiration for the life he led. It’s good to hear that he had a contented last day.
I’m very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
I had an Army Chaplin say a prayer for your father. Wish I could do more.
You have been very considerate, gpcox, and my family – especially my Hiroshima cousins who were with me as I read your pilgrimage letter on Leyte – and I are very grateful. Thank you.
I am so sorry to hear of you and your family’s great loss. You are such a blessed family to have had your precious dad in your lives for such a time and to leave a beautiful legacy. So many, myself included of course enjoyed all your stories, pictures and family history. We then had the pleasure of getting to see your sweet father on video. Thank you Koji for sharing such an important piece of your heart with us. God bless all of you and may your father/hero rest in eternal peace and joy.
My goodness, such warm words and thoughts. My family and I are very grateful. Thank you also for taking time out of ypur busy day to visit some of my stories of great people like Old Man Jack and Mr. Johnson, USMC. God bless you.
How very sad to hear that. He did however enjoy a very long life and a mostly happy one from what we gather. Here’s to his life. May yours be as long.
my sincere condolences, koji. may your sorrows be assuaged in the thought that your dad had a full, content life. that he brought you up to be fine young men and women is a great boon to the world. you are a living legacy of of a life well lived.
I realize you know the whole story, but still thought you might want to see this.