Janice Fumiko Aochi

January 3, 1938June 7, 2011

Janice Fumiko (Nomura) Aochi (1938 - 2011) Resident of San Jose Beloved mother of four, grandmother of seven, and wife of the late Keiji Aochi, Janice passed away in her hometown of San Jose on June 7. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, ikebana, and being with family, especially her grandchildren. After being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991, Janice retired from teaching and became a pioneer patient for successful pallidotomy and deep-brain stimulator treatments. She is survived by her children Richard (Jae) Aochi, Julie (Andy) Siauw, Gary (Christine) Aochi, and Nancy (Hamby) Aochi, and her loving grandchildren Miranda, Jason, Alison, Natalie, Jacqueline, Ethan, and Jillian, as well as her siblings Lynne, Ronald, and Susan. Funeral services June 15, 2011 at 3pm at the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers that donations be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research or to your favorite charity.

Arrangements under the direction of Willow Glen Funeral Chapel, San Jose, CA.


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Janice Fumiko Aochi

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June 14, 2011

I worked with Keiji and remember Janice. I well remember how they loved their children throughout his working career, always doing things for the family, like reinforcing their 2-story home with plywood sheets, to prevent earthquake damage, etc. Then purchasing pc computers so they'd have a leg up on the latest technology. They were terrific partners and will always be remembered.

Rich Mukai


June 13, 2011

To the Aochi family, sorry for your loss, may GOD give you his love, peace, and strength in this time of sorrow. May she R.I.P -|-