MITSUKO “AUNTY MICHI” NAGASAWA
March 30, 1935 - June 8, 2017 Mitsuko Nagasawa, 82, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Born in Kurate, Fukuoka prefecture, Japan, she was the youngest of 11 siblings. While working as a seamstress at her family's tailor shop she met and fell in love with Ernest Nagasawa of the U.S. Army. They married and she began her second career as an Army wife traveling from Japan to New Jersey, with stations in San Jose and Okinawa before finally making Hawaii their home. Upon returning to Hawaii, in 1970 she found her third career and true calling as a licensed day care provider. She was affectionately known as "Aunty Michi" and provided her special kind of love, care and guidance to children from Wahiawa and Mililani each of whom became part of her extended family. After "retiring" from providing day care, she moved to her fourth and final career as the sushi bar hostess for the popular local restaurant, Pearl City Tavern. Her family loved her dearly, sons Ron (Sharon) and Roy, daughter JoAnn (Nakamura) and grandchildren Jake, Briana and Drew (Nakamura). She also counted as family Kenny and Ellen Imaizumi (sons Ryan and Scott) of California. She is also survived by brother-in-laws, Dr. Herbert Nagasawa (California) and Dr. Richard Nagasawa (Arizona). A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, July 21, 2017 at Mililani Memorial Park, Mauka Chapel at 6:30 p.m. Visitation from 5:30 p.m. Her ashes will be laid to rest with husband Ernest at Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific on Monday, July 24, 2017 at 1 p.m.
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