Seda Suzuki, the surviving spouse of the Rev. Lester Suzuki, died on Saturday, January 9, 2010. She is survived by three daughters: Irene Tekawa of Berkeley, Janet Brockmann of Hayward, and Marisa Suzuki of El Cerrito; by three grandchildren; and by four great-grandchildren. Condolences to the family may be sent to 547 Santa Clara Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94707.
The memorial service was held on Sunday, January 24 at the Methodist United Church in Berkeley. Bishop Roy Sano and the Rev. Naomi Southard presided.
Lester and Seda Suzuki originally served with the Japanese Provisional Conference before transferring to California-Nevada in 1964. In this Conference they served the Berkeley United and Sacramento: Pioneer churches before retiring in 1976. Lester Suzuki died in 1999.
Memorial gifts may be sent to either the Methodist United Church, 1710 Carleton Street, Berkeley, CA 94703; the Humane Society, www.humanesociety.org/donate; or to a charity of one's choice.