George Kazuo Kamaya 96, passed away on October 15, 2022. He was born in Salem, Oregon on May 6, 1926 to George Shintaro Kamaya and Shizuko Akiyama Kamaya. Served in the U.S. Army from December 23, 1944 to his honorable discharge on October 10, 1946. Married Carol Oda on June 2, 1958 Elko, Nevada. She passed away on April 28, 1976.
George enjoyed going to Wendover, Nevada and to the Senior Citizen Center to play pinacle.
Survived by sisters Ruth Oda, Seattle, Washington, Jane (Tom) Watanuki, Salt Lake City, sister-in-law In Sun (Lee) Kamaya Phoenix, Arizona, sister-in-law Rose Kamaya, Salt Lake City, longtime friend Yung Rigby, Pace, Florida and many nephews and nieces.
Preceded in death by both parents, sisters Fumi Ogawa (Jenshi), Roberta Mineko Chin (Sam), brothers Robert (Jun) Kamaya, James (Stone) Kamaya, Joseph (Joe) Kamaya, brother-in-law Kohae Oda.
The family and relatives had a private graveside service at the Salt Lake City Cemetery officiated by Reverend Hirano.