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    Obituary Notices

    Richard Riehle

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    Post by Richard Riehle Fri May 22, 2015 6:13 pm

    I am quite surprised that there have been no notices in this forum regarding the passing of some of our most prominent and important Judoka in recent months.

    Here is one of the more important notices.

    JAMES H. TAKEMORI (Age 89)

    Of Alexandria, VA passed away after a brief illness on Friday, May 15, 2015. He is survived by his wife Helen of 58 years. Also survived by four daughters: Miki, Robin, Teri and Chrissy, their husbands and a host of grandchildren; sisters Irene Izumi and Gladyce Sumida and brother Edwin; and other relatives and friends. A Celebration-of-Life Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 23 at 1 p.m. at Alexandria Scottish Rite, 1430 West Braddock Rd, Alexandria, VA 22302. In lieu of flowers, please send donations/koden to Helen Takemori, 3213 Duke Street, Box 241, Alexandria, VA 22314. A Jim Takemori fund will be established for the promotion of Judo in the near future. Additional information can be found
    - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?pid=174888962#sthash.PcAqfyoe.dpuf

    Sensei Takemori was a 9th Dan and one of the earliest Judoka in the USA, a founder of the JBBF, precursor of the USJF.

    He was a veteran of the famous and highly decorated WWII 442nd Infantry Battalion.

    I would expect that there are many people in this forum who were influenced by him at some point in their Judo life.

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