Noboru Araki

July 6, 1912October 3, 2010

Noboru "Nob" Araki

Resident of San Jose

98, died October 3, 2010 at home with his family. Nob was born and raised in San Jose. He loved his family, golf, fishing, cooking shows, gardening and helping his church community. He is predeceased by his wife, Mary Araki. He was father to Cheri Jean Araki (Jean-Paul) and Joanne Harpell (Gary). Loving grandfather to Scott Markham (Erron), Kenna, Megan, Taryn and Matthew Harpell and "Super Grandpa" to Nia and Andrew Markham. He was much loved and will be missed by friends and family.

A memorial service will be held at the San Jose Buddhist Church on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 2pm.

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


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 12, 2010
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Noboru Araki

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November 8, 2010

To the Araki family, sorry for your loss, may GOD give you his LOVE, PEACE, and STRENGTH in this time of sorrow. May he R.I.P <3

Lillian Kanzaki

October 12, 2010

In deepest sympathy to the Araki Family. Will miss Nob very much but comforting to know that he is now with Mary.
In Gassho, Lillian

Sakai Family

October 12, 2010

Our deepest condolences to the Araki family. Nob was a great neighbor with a wealth of knowledge that he was always willing to share. We will miss him very much.

Ray Martinez

October 11, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.


October 11, 2010

To the Arakin family, sorry for your loss, may GOD give you his LOVE, STRENGTH and PEACE in this time of sorrow. May he R.I.P