David Masao Kawasaki M.D.

4 November, 193023 November, 2019

Dr. David Masao Kawasaki went home to his heavenly father on November 23rd, 2019 at the age of 89. David was born in Fostoria, Ohio on November 4th, 1930. David received his medical degree from Ohio State University Medical School in 1956. He was proud to have served in the US Air Force for nine years as a medical officer. As an ob-gyn doctor, David had an immense impact on his community in Orange County, California, with a career that spanned almost 50 years in which he delivered over 10,000 babies and also served as Chief of Staff for Mission Hospital. He loved golf and spent time on the golf course whenever possible. David is survived by his beloved wife Prudence Kawasaki, his children Tammy Jochens, Mark Kawasaki, and Jennifer Kawasaki, as well as his step-daughter Kimberley Cady and foster children John Wood and Geraldine Wood-Miksch. He was a beloved father, husband, doctor, friend, and disciple of Christ who touched the lives of so many. He will be greatly missed


  • Celebration of Life Gathering Sunday, 8 December , 2019
  • Celebration of Life and Memorial Service Sunday, 8 December , 2019
  • Celebration of Life Reception Sunday, 8 December , 2019


David Masao Kawasaki M.D.

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Bill Pollard

December 9, 2019

One of God’s best children! We will all miss, but long remember Dave.

Ray Lee

December 9, 2019

Everybody at Brier Creek in the senior golf group loved Dave. Sad to hear of his passing, but he led a full and long life. Our love to Pru and family.

John Buyarski

December 9, 2019

My condolences to Dave’s family . “Doc” Kawasaki was a friend to many at the Brier Creek Country Club in Raleigh, NC when he lived here. He was an active senior golfer & a friend to all.
May he RIP!

Scott Lehr

December 2, 2019

I am grateful for Dr. Kawasaki's prayers, friendship and support in starting a new church in Raleigh, NC. I remember being in a meeting discussing the future of our start-up church and Dr. Kawasaki challenging us to dream big. He is missed but now with his Savior Jesus Christ.