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Naomi Ishisaka

Anthony "Tony" Ishisaka

May 05, 1944 - July 09, 2019

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Tony Ishisaka Community Memorial Celebration The community is invited to join us for a celebration of the life of Tony Ishisaka.  Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 - 1-5 pm Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, Seattle SCHEDULE (Subject to Change) 1-1:30 pm - Arrival 1:30-3 pm - Program 3-5 pm - Catered reception and community potluck (potluck sign up)>> RSVP HERE POTLUCK SIGN UP If you would like to contribute culturally relevant...  see more
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  • Gunnar Almgren
    I had the honor and privilege of teaching with Tony from 1992 until his retirement. Upon the death my own father in 1998, Tony sent me a very caring and deeply moving message that spoke to the enduring presence of ancestors on our lives -in particular a...  more
  • Naomi Ishisaka
    A haiku from Keith Myers, former student:

    Researcher, scholar;
    Yet, his legacy will be
    as student's best friend.

    Thank you, Keith!!
  • Roger Roffman
    Nearly fifty years ago and before we joined the UW faculty, Tony and I were students at UC, Berkeley. Sometime in the spring of 1971, as I was being questioned by three faculty members during my qualifying examination, a strong smell of incense wafted...  more
  • Naomi Ishisaka
    Esteemed educator emeritus and community leader Anthony Ishisaka
  • Naomi Ishisaka
    Read the obituary in the Seattle Times "Obituary: UW professor Anthony Ishisaka was ‘great humanitarian,’ co-founder of Asian Counseling and Referral Services"
    Obituary: UW professor Anthony Ishisaka was ‘great humanitarian,