OBITUARY

Gerald D MIZOKAWA

December 4, 1946October 13, 2019

Gerald "Jerry" Mizokawa died unexpectedly in Virginia Mason Hospital on Sunday, October 13, 2019 in Seattle, Washington at the age of 72. Jerry is survived by his wife, Linda; children, Ryan, Jodie, and Sean; grandchildren, Aiden and Olivia Louise; and sister, Mary Ann. He is preceded in death by his parents Hiroshi and Louise. Jerry was born on December 4, 1946 in Bellevue, Washington. He graduated from Seattle University in 1969 with a degree in business and then married Linda. Jerry and Linda moved to Bellevue and Jerry began working for Seafirst Bank. The couple welcomed their three children into their Bellevue home and later moved to Redmond, Washington. His children remember him as a kind father who encouraged them to pursue their goals. Jerry greatly enjoyed working at Seafirst and showed an adept skill at underwriting and collections. He greatly enjoyed watching his children play sports in his free time. He was a generous individual who loved socializing and getting to know people. The funeral is scheduled for 11:00 AM on Friday, October 25 at Holy Rosary Church in Edmonds (630 7th Ave N, Edmonds, WA 98020), with a reception to follow in the Parish Center located next to the Church. Bishop Elizondo will be the celebrant. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Jerry's life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Virginia Mason Foundation at http://www.virginiamasonfoundation.org/. Please sign the guest book for condolences. The family would like to thank Virginia Mason for their efforts.

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, October 25, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, October 25, 2019

Memories

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Sean Paulich

October 20, 2019

I've known the Mizokawa family for most of my life — having stayed friends with Jerry's son, Ryan, since childhood.

Jerry coached our school teams in soccer and basketball for a few years. I remember his patience and unwavering encouragement. He let us learn from our mistakes in a positive way, and always made sure we had fun. When not coaching, Ryan’s dad was an unrelenting pillar of support from the sideline. Seemed like he never missed a game. Rain or shine, there he was cheering us all on.

What I remember most is that Jerry was a uniquely great guy. He wore his commitment and love for his family proudly upon his sleeve. He was genuine. His humor and wit made conversations effortless. And his consistently cheerful demeanor was simply infectious. He always made you feel like a welcomed friend.

Our world lost a good one too soon.

Rest in peace, Mr. Mizokawa.

Vicki Downs

October 20, 2019

I worked with Jerry at Seafirst.I remember him as such a genuine loving person.
He loved everyone he met and made people feel so special.
His smile was infectious and he made the world a better place.
I feel blessed that he was briefly in my life.

Chris Zabriskie

October 19, 2019

I remember sharing many happy times at Sacred Heart with Jerry and Linda. Jerry
was always available to help with any school function. He was a true soccer dad and made standing on the sidelines
lots of fun! Jerry was proud of his family and never hesitated to give credit to Linda for keeping everyone’s schedule straight. Much love from the Zabriskie
family.....

Russell Nishikawa

October 19, 2019

I was fortunate enough to have spent more time with Mr. Mizokawa than most of my closest friends parents. Always had an open door policy and was so open minded. Was there for me as a mentor and coach for many years.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY