Shoji Kimura, age 79, was born in Nishio, Japan April 8, 1938. He was the son of Kazuo and Yuki Kimura. Shoji transitioned from this life on July 15, 2017 after a long strong fight with cancer.
Nothing in this life was more important to Shoji than the well being and success of this family. He love his wife of 54 years until his last moment. The education of his three sons and their accomplishment gave him great joy and the love of his eight grandchildren was the pride of his life.
Shoji came to the US after WWII on a Fulbright scholarship and later earned a Ph.D. Over the years, he built a successful business and supported many friends and commercial endeavors toward greater growth.
Education and community services were critical elements of his success and he supported these causes throughout his life. The Institute of International Education, Georgetown University, University of Stony Brook, Dowling College and Rotary were some of the organizations he supported with contribution and time.
He is mourned today by his loving wife Kiyoko, their three children Hidenao Kimura, and his wife Miki Kimura; Hiroshi Kimura; Alex Shigenari Kimura and his wife Claudia Kimura; and his eight grandchildren, Momoko, Gen, Miako, Rio, Owen, Roland, Kai and Kei who affectionately called him Gigi; his 4 surviving siblings; over 15 nieces and nephews; over 10 grandnieces and nephews, and a myriad of loving friends and associates.