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Jim Masayuki Ariki

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 16, at Lisle’s Funeral Home, 1605 L Street in Fresno, for Jim Masayuki Ariki.

Jim passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 21, in Sacramento, one day after his 90th birthday.

Jim was born Jan. 20, 1923 in Fresno, and went to Japan with his family when he was 2 years old. He returned alone in 1937 and worked in the Delta until he met his future wife, Asa Tsuboi. They married in 1941 and for the next 58 years, they raised a family and enjoyed numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In the last few months of his life, he was interviewed by a young film maker producing a video for Angel Island State Park. The video captures Jim’s love of laughter and his loneliness for a time long gone – view the video at http://vimeo.com/54842539.

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