January 4, 1929 -- August 14, 2018 Kazunori (Kaz) Aozasa passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. He was 89. Kaz is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Kimiye Aozasa, sons Walter and Wesley Aozasa. Also his grandchildren Michael, Margueritte and Morgan Aozasa, Kendall and Carly Aozasa, Cole Aozasa and Ken Nakamura. He is preceded in death by his oldest son, Wayne Kazuo Aozasa, who passed away on December 3, 2017. Kaz was born and grew up in Shimane, Japan. He immigrated to the United States in 1950 and settled in San Jose where he met and married his wife, Kimiye Oshiba in 1957. They moved their young family to Los Altos in 1963, where Kaz took an active role in raising his three sons, encouraging their education and coaching them in Little League.
Kaz was passionate about sports, especially baseball, a life-long love he shared with his sons and grandchildren, who excelled in school and in their chosen sports of baseball, golf, and soccer. Kaz was a graduate of San Jose State University and after graduation had a successful 40-year career in finance/administration with Japan Airlines. He retired in 1994. Kaz was a strong, quiet, intelligent man who was devoted to his wife and family.
In his later years, Kaz enjoyed trips to Reno to visit his youngest grandson at college and never missed spending time with friends during San Jose Night at the casino. He was an expert Yahtzee player and continually stayed up to date on his favorite Japanese television programs and books series, as well as his grandchildren's athletics, whose games he often taped. He will be dearly missed. Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, at the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin, 640 North Fifth St., San Jose, CA. 95112.