Henry Keizo Sakaguchi

October 31, 1920January 5, 2019

Henry Keizo Sakaguchi October 31, 1920 – January 5, 2019

Henry Keizo Sakaguchi, was the fifth born of ten children to Katsubei and Hisano Sakaguchi on October 31, 1920 in Henderson, Colorado. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team with the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion.

Henry is also survived by his wife Mary (Sakurai); daughter Janice and David Sechrist and grand-son Christopher of Antelope, California; son David and Joanne Sakaguchi of Thornton, Colorado; grand-daughter Katherine and Brent Thompson and great grand-son Aaden of Thornton, Colorado; grand-son Mark Sakaguchi of Torrance, California; son Keith and Wendy Sakaguchi and grand-son Justin of Honolulu, Hawaii; and daughter Judy of Westminster, Colorado. He is also survived by sisters Fujiyo Tashiro of Brighton, Colorado, Yaye Ohashi of Mililani, Hawaii, and Toshiye Kiyoi of San Diego, California and numerous nieces and nephews.

Fond memories of Henry and expressions of sympathy for his family may be shared at the guest book below.


4 February

Memorial Service

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Tri-State Denver Buddhist Temple

1947 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO 80202


Henry Keizo Sakaguchi

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John Ohashi

January 12, 2019

A photo of Uncle Kez and Jared Ohashi from the July 2016 Sakaguchi Family Reunion. I don't remember the name of the park (was it near Brighton, CO?) Jared and Uncle Kez talked about Kez's experiences during WW II and other stuff. :-)

Kim Youngblood

January 11, 2019

What a brilliant, happy day!

I remember on November 7, 2103 at the Colorado State Capitol, Denver, Uncle Kez and Uncle Goon received the Legion of Honor and the rank of chevalier (knight) for their efforts in liberating France during World War II. Sakaguchi family members and friends of the family came out in abundance to see our uncles receive France's highest honor. Light and love to all my Nissei uncles. Rest in Peace, Uncle Kez.

Roy & Lorri Huff

January 10, 2019

We visited Uncle Kez and Aunt Mary last fall. Sitting in their kitchen, Judy bringing KFC for lunch. We had a great visit. Uncle Kez, of course with his quiet voice and giggle.

Naomi Tashiro

January 10, 2019

We will miss Uncle Kez. With 10 original siblings it is a large family but a close one. I will never forget the wonderful memories on our trip to Washington DC for the Uncles honor of being given the Congressional Gold Medal. A priceless trip for these WWII Veterans. All the brothers are together now. Love and hugs to the family.