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George Isao Sato

September 6, 1942 ~ July 3, 2017 (age 74)
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 George Sato was born Isao Sato in rural Yamagata Prefecture, Japan On September 6, 1942   When he was a teenager, he left the farm for the bright lights and big city and always told everyone he was from Tokyo.  He moved to Oregon in the 70's to make a new life for himself and never left.  He lived in Texas for a short time before coming to Portland, working initially in a sushi restaurant in downtown.  Then, he taught Japanese at Portland State University  for several years and later for the Estacada School district. He died at about 3:30 PM  July 3rd at his home in West Linn of suspected liver failure.  He was 73.    George has no surviving relatives in Japan and so his friends will hold a “sushi party” in his honor.  Time and place TBD.  Contact Tom Hopkins appgol@gmail if you are interested in attending.


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