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My Dad's last church that he was able to actively participate with was the Mission Road SDA Church in Redlands, CA. It was formerly known as the Loma Linda Japanese SDA Church. Any monetary remembrances may be sent to Mission Road Church PO Box 639, Loma Linda, CA 92354 or through Adventist Giving online. Please mark it In Memory of Shigenobu Arakaki Building Fund.

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Aileen Chan

Shigenobu Arakaki

April 22, 1928 - November 22, 2021

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Shigenobu Arakaki. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. Click on the heart to let us know you were here and to receive email updates. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

Shigenobu Arakaki born in Waipahu, Hawaii April 22, 1928 passed away in Palm Springs, CA on November 22, 2021.  He died at home surrounded by love and family. He is survived by daughter Aileen and her husband Clement Chan; Granddaughter Kimberly Chan Ko and her husband Sam Ko and Great-granddaughter Calliope; Grandson Christian Chan and his wife Hannah Chelliah and Granddaughter Kathryn Chan.  He loved people and worked for them through...  see more
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  • Clement Chan
    Dear friends and relatives, the edited video of Shige's memorial service that has been expertly prepared by the AV team at GATHERINGUS is now ready for viewing. Please see the link to the upper right of this page under EVENTS . 1 or the following...  more
  • Clement Chan
    From Shige Arakaki’s family:

    Aileen and I, and the rest of Shige Arakaki’s family are very grateful for the outpouring of love and support from so many of you. Thank you for providing us with meaningful stories, poignant anecdotes, and memorable...  more
  • Yoshimitsu Mineyama
    My name is Yoshi Mineyama. I was a student of Arakaki sensei in Hiroshima Saniku Gakuin High School, and I have been a member of Loma Linda Japanese Church and Mission Road Church of SDA for over 30 years. I currently teach at La Sierra University and...  more
  • Maki Klaire
    This is Mitsuko Matsunami-Tsuchiya:

    My sister and I are representing our parents Kojiro and shuko Matsunami.
    Pastor shige and LiLysan have always supported us.
    They came to visit us in Belem, Brazil to encourage my parents’ ministry with the whole...  more
  • Tetsuya Yamamoto
    山本哲也 Tetsuya Yamamoto 
    ARAKAKI SENSEI, Thank you very much for your works at Hiroshima, Daiwa, JAPAN. In HEAVEN, We will sing a song you taught us at Daiwa
    "We are ONE in the SPIRIT".
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  • Pat McClain Roberts
    I would like to send my prayers and Aloha to the family. I really enjoyed having him as my teacher at Hawaiian Mission Academy.
  • Yoko Tomita
    We will miss him greatly . Teruo and Yoko Tomita
  • Marian Frazier
    In Honolulu, I called him Uncle Shige when I was a child. He and Auntie Lily took me under their wings. When Uncle Shige asked me why I had not signed up for summer camp, I told him that my single mother could not afford it since she was sending my...  more
  • Marian Frazier
  • Ernie Medina Jr.
    I'll never forget Pastor Arakaki every time he came over to our house to visit with George and Mildred Kuniyoshi, or to go play golf with George. He would also take an interest in whatever we were doing at the time. Always genki!!!

    We know he impacted...  more
  • Carl Opsahl
    Aileen, sad to hear your father passed away.
    Thankfully, his family and friends were able to enjoyed his presence and the immeasurable uplifting benefits of having known him during his long and blessed life.
  • Carl Opsahl
  • Wayne Foulston
    Wayne Foulston
    Paraphrasing what King David said in 2 Samuel 3:28
    "Know you not, that this day, a great man of Israel has passed away."
    Dear Aileen and Clement and family: my deepest sympathy in your time of loss. I have fond memories of your father and count it a blessing to have known him.

    My first introduction to Elder Arakaki, as he was known to many, was during my senior year...  more
  • Joyce Engel
  • Catherine Kuniyoshi
  • Catherine Kuniyoshi
    Dear Aileen and family,
    Dr. Arakaki married my husband Jon and I in 1995 in California. I remember being so nervous, and your dad put me at ease with his wonderful warm and reassuring presence and spirit. The words he said at the ceremony were simple,...  more
  • 忠臣 新名
    Dear Mrs. Aileen Chan:

    Thank you for informing me the Memorial Service of your father, late Dr. Shigenobu Arakaki on January 30, 2022.
    When I hear the name of Dr. Shigenobu Arakaki, I can immediately remind his cheerful ness. Although I have never...  more
  • Shirley Hirayama Johnson