IRVINE, Calif. – Jim Jitsuo Tokushige, beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend, peacefully passed away on Jan. 16 at his home with his family by his side. He was formerly of Rumford.

He was born on Dec. 7, 1919, in Salinas, the third child of Kitchitaro and Ume Tokushige.

Jim proudly served his country during World War II as a member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. He received several medals, including two Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart.

He is survived by his brother, Vic (Peggy) Tokushige; son, Glenn (Julie); daughter, Joanne; grandchildren, Karri (Larry) Kane, Jason (Fonda) Tokushige, Jeremy Tokushige, Erika (Shane) Keady, Crystal Tokushige, Christopher Harris, Patrick Harris and Wade Tokushige; and great-granddaughters, Kayleah and Brooke Tokushige.

He was predeceased by his loving wife of 35 years, Suzie; brothers, Yo and Ted; and sister, Dorothy Tokushige.

Grandpa was loved by many and will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

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