August 2, 1931 ~ December 19, 2020

Born in: Half Moon Bay, Ca
Resided in: Fremont, California

In the early morning of December 19, 2020, Seiji Nakamoto passed away at home at the age of  89.

Seiji was born in Half Moon Bay, CA. on August 2, 1931. His parents were Toyokichi and Maki (Kawasaki) Nakamoto. He proudly served in the Korean War as Infantry and Intel T. Sgt. Seiji attended San Jose State University studying drafting. He was a draftsman working for himself for 30+ years. After marrying Emilie in 1956, they raised two sons—Jon and Jim in the Irvington and Mission San Jose districts of Fremont. He enjoyed his work, but more importantly, it allowed him to work from home and spend more time with his family. Seiji was very active in his sons’ and grandson’s lives. After retirement, Seiji and Emilie enjoyed traveling through different countries and taking cruises with their lifelong friends Ray and Lois Shiomoto. He was a member of the Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church in Union City for many years. Seiji is survived by his wife of 64 years Emilie, son Jim (Sandy), grandson Nick (Ilze), and great-grandson Kristopher. He is survived by sisters Kinuko Yoshimoto and Haru Nakamoto. Seiji was preceded in death by son Jon (Katie Wigington), sister Tokie Kanazawa, and brothers Kurato and Kunio Nakamoto. He is remembered by his family as generous and thoughtful.

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  1. CandleMy sincere condolences to Emily, Jimmy and Nick. It has been my privilege to know Seiji and the Nakamoto family since 1959. I was 15 when I first met Seiji and Emily at my family home in Irvington, California. I have so many wonderful memories of poker games, dinners and holiday gatherings with Seiji and the Nakamoto family. Seiji was a wonderful, thoughtful and very wise man who I immensely respected. He was more than just a friend, he was truly a family member to me….as are all the Nakamoto’s. Seiji had such a positive impact on my life. I will never forget him.
    Rest in peace Seiji.


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