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Rintaro Akiyama, 79, beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, passed away May 26, 1996 in Salt Lake City.

Born July 27, 1916 in Portland, Oregon, to Umeo and Ishi Akiyama. Married Hiroko Aoyama in 1948. He returned to the United States following his education in Okayama-Ken Japan.Employed for 25 years by Kennecott Copper Corporation. He enjoyed his retirement years playing cards with friends and making frequent trips to Wendover, Nevada. Watching sports on TV also filled his hours.

Survived by his wife and two daughters, Peggy Leo and husband, Harold; Hope Tokunaga and husband, Al; sister, Shizuko Kamaya; brother, Mas Akiyama; grandchildren, Justin, Darrick, Lisa and Kristine; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 31, 1996 at 7 p.m. at the Japanese Church of Christ, 268 West 100 South, where friends may call from 6-7 p.m. Burial Saturday, June 1 at 10:30 a.m. at the Salt Lake City Cemetery, 4th Avenue and N Street. Funeral directors, Neil O'Donnell and Sons.

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