From the New Year’s Issue: Those We Lost in 2016


Following are some of the notable individuals who died during the past year, in alphabetical order.

Victor Abe, 95, MIS veteran, early supporter of Go For Broke National Education Center, and structural engineer of Go For Broke Monument, Nakaoka Center and others landmarks, on April 7.

Muhammad Ali, 74, famed boxer who fought Japan’s Antonio Inoki in mixed martial arts match called The Bout of the Century in 1976 in Tokyo, on June 3.

Tatsuo Asamen, 88, who grew vegetables for 45 years and was the last Imperial Valley Nisei farmer who was descended from a local prewar pioneer family, on July 14.