Kumiye Masai

Kumiye Ellen Masai

1939 - 2020

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Obituary of Kumiye Ellen Masai

Ellen Masai

Kumiye Ellen Masai, 80, resident of Lexington, passed away on February 17, 2020.

Born October 16, 1939 in Sacramento, CA, she was a daughter of the late Hisano Kashiwada and Matsuko Tsugawa. She was a graduate of Sacramento State University where she earned a BA Degree in Elementary Education and spent the early years of her career molding young lives. She was a loving wife and mother, with her greatest joy was spending time with her family; she was even known as grandma by all of her grandchildren’s friends.

She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Kazuo Masai of Lexington; a son, Brad Masai and his wife Linda of Lexington; two grandchildren, Matthew and Kaitlyn Masai both of Lexington; one sister, Reiko Kawakami and her husband Hachi of Sacramento, CA and a number of nieces, nephews and loving family members and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in California.

The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials may do so to The American Cancer Society, https://www.cancer.org/ .

Woodridge Funeral Home is assisting the Masai family.