Kirk Eiji Akahoshi
June 24, 1975 – November 6, 2019
On November 6, 2019, Kirk Akahoshi, passed away at the age of 44 from pancreatic cancer. He was a devoted husband, beloved son and grandson, dear brother, doting uncle and friend to many.
Born on June 24,1975, and raised in Saratoga, Kirk was a graduate of Lynbrook High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. He also held post-graduate credentials in Psychosynthesis, Group Therapy and Hakomi Therapy. Kirk had a private psychotherapy practice in San Francisco, was a Quarter Life Crisis coach and led a men’s group with a loyal following. He also was a TechnoBuddha speaker and workshop leader at the Institute of Buddhist Studies.
Kirk lived a life of meaning and purpose, and maximized every moment, opportunity and personal connection. His openness to new experiences and people led him to travel to over 25 countries, live in Kyoto, Japan for three years teaching English, fulfill a dream to be a New Yorker and explore the camps of Burning Man.
Along the way, he created deep, lasting friendships that spanned cultures, beliefs and time zones. His patience and understanding made him a trusted friend and confidante to many. He was genuine, authentic and unafraid to remain true to himself and his beliefs. He lived courageously and spiritually and sought to find the best out of every experience, good or bad. He will be missed.
Kirk is survived by his wife, Jaclyn Hull, parents Rev. Dr. Kenji and Karen Akahoshi, brother and sister-in law Garrett and Annie Grella Akahoshi, nephew, Cory and grandmother, Joyce Terao. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at 6pm at the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin, 640 North 5th Street, San Jose, CA 95112.
- Memorial Service Saturday, November 23, 2019