7/19/2013 4:42:00 PM Obituary: Gary Kiyoshi Fukuhara, Retired U.S. Military, 1941 - 2013
Gary Kiyoshi Fukuhara, Retired U.S. Military, 1941 – 2013
Gary Kiyoshi Fukuhara, 71, of North Las Vegas, Nev., passed away peacefully Monday, July 8, 2013, in his residence in North Las Vegas, surrounded by his children and grandchildren. Gary was born Nov. 26, 1941, in Stockton, Calif., to George K. Fukuhara and Masako Fukuhara. He joined the military and married Florence Hardman Jan. 16, 1970. They raised six children and remained together until Florence's passing in 1996. He served proudly for five years in the Marines and 21 years in the Army. Gary retired from the United States Army and moved his family to Othello and later, to North Las Vegas. He is survived by his siblings Sherrie Melone, of Othello, Debbie Stewart, of Loon Lake, and Stanley Fukuhara, of Coulee City. Gary has six children Gary Fukuhara, William Fukuhara, Robert Fukuhara, Shirley Fukuhara, Josephine Ternes and Samuel Fukuhara; and 12 grandchildren Marquez, Florence, Pauline, Mekal, Kylene, Xavier, William Jr., Leiann, Emerald, Sammy, Lilyann and Akira. Funeral services were held Monday, July 15, at La Paloma in Las Vegas.