Surrounded by her daughters, Kayko passed away peacefully after a brief illness. Born in Florin, CA, her family relocated to Seabrook, NJ after WWII. There, she started her family, having 3 daughters, Lynn, Diane and Amy. In the late 70s, she returned to California. Living in San Jose, she had a long career at IBM. In her retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren in San Diego and Novato. Kayko’s greatest joy was her family, especially her 6 grandchildren. She is survived by 4 brothers, 1 sister, 3 daughters, 2 sons-in-law, and her aforementioned grandchildren.
A private memorial will be held for family members. In lieu of flowers, donations to Scripps Cancer Center (Gastroenterology Research) will be gratefully accepted. Online donations may be made at www.scripps.org/giving. Checks can be made out to Scripps Health Foundation. With either donation, please make sure to select that it is a "Memorial Gift" in honor of Kayko Ichinaga. Checks can be mailed to Scripps Health Foundation (attention Ryan Thibodeau), PO Box 2669, La Jolla, CA 92038
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