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George was born in Burlington, WA February 13, 1917. In his youth, he was sent to Japan for education, but returned to the US in time to graduate from Broadway HS in Seattle.
He met his wife, Lillian Kazue Kawai, while working at a vegetable stand on Jackson St in 1941. They married in Minidoka March 30, 1945. As he was a "YES-NO", he was not released until December 1945.
Upon their return to Seattle, much of his career was as a cutter for Seattle Quilt and later with Roffe. He and his wife also owned and managed the Donald Hotel in Belltown followed by the Ryland Apartments on Capitol Hill. Later, they owned and ran Capitol Hill Market on 12th Avenue.
George was also an active member of the Seattle Buddhist Church and the Ohmi Club.
They raised 6 children, Roger Kenichi, Victor Isamu, Ronald Yutaka, Daniel K, Sheri Jane Yayoi, and Nancy Ann Aiko. All received college degrees and achieved noted success in their respective careers. They were also survived by 9 grandchildren.