Martha Deguchi

Deceased: July 17, 2010

Service Information:

Visitation: Saturday, July 24, 2010 5pm until Funeral Service: following at 7pm
at Lakeside Church of Chicago, 3939 W Howard St. Skokie


Martha Deguchi 92 years, died July 17th
Beloved wife of the late Takeo.
Loving mother of
Gail (Genichi) Watanabe, Dennis Deguchi and the late Sharon Koyanagi.
Dear sister of Grace (Mas) Tsuida.
Devoted grandmother of Jessica, Steven, Gentaro and Joanna.
Visitation Saturday July 24th 5pm until funeral service following at 7pm
at Lakeside Church of Chicago, 3939 W Howard St. Skokie, Il. 60076
For info Lakeview Funeral Home 773-472-6300 or


July 22, 2010

Dear Deguchi Family,

You are certainly in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. We have so many wonderful memories of "Auntie" and her remarkable talents, energy and contagious happiness.

Recently I used Auntie's example in a lecture to illustrate the ability some possess to produce "something out of nothing". Given very few ingredients she could produce a wonderful meal or beautiful craft item in no time. She will be missed by all during this temporary separation.

We hope you will find comfort in the time spent together remembering all her beautiful qualities.

Best regards,

Rich and Cara Romanowskyj

August 1, 2010

Dear Martha,

Iím so sorry to hear about your husband, Takeo. I just found out that he passed. I had wondered what happened to you and he, as I had fond memories of all the alterations and cleaning that you did for me.

Iíve been very out of the loop, mostly recovering from exhaustion, from helping my parents. My father, whom you both knew, John Okumura, had passed away at the end of 2006 and then my mother followed in 2007.

Wishing you the best,

Mary Okumura