Robert E. Fujita, 84, of Port Clinton, died Saturday, July 19, 2008, in Grace Hospital, Lakewood, Ohio, after a lengthy illness.
He was born in Napa, Calif., to Henry and Mitoi Fujita. Robert was one of 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry interned during World War II. After being released, he and his family settled in Cleveland where he entered the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Service. He worked for Diamond Shamrock Chemical Corporation as a systems analyst. After retiring in 1984, he relocated to Port Clinton for approximately nine months of each year. Robert enjoyed working on Lyman boats, boating and fishing.
Surviving are his sons, Robert (Darlene) of Huron and Richard (Lisa) of Casper, Wyo., the children of Margaret Kacergis; and three grandchildren, Matthew, Julien, and Samuel.
A private memorial service will be in San Francisco. Berry & Martens Funeral Home, Westlake, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cleveland JACL Scholarship Fund, c/o Keith Asamoto, 2783 Lancashire Road #15, Cleveland Heights, OH 44106.