Setsuko Akagi

March 4, 1914 - April 17, 2015
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Setsuko Akagi

March 4, 1914 – April 17, 2015.

Setsuko (Sets) peacefully went to be with her Lord and Savior on
April 17, 2015. She lived most of her life in Berkeley. Preceded in
death by her husband, James Toshio Akagi, she is survived by her
children, Keiko Eberwine (Don), Roy Akagi (Emiko), and Reiko
Akagi, granddaughter Elaine Labadie (Todd), and great
grandchildren Brendan, Sierra, and Shane. There will be a
Memorial Service on Saturday, May 2, at 11:30 at 225 40th Street
Way, Oakland, CA 94611, with lunch following.

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Born: March 4, 1914
Died: April 17, 2015

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Paul Mayo posted on 4/25/15

I have known Sets Akagi and her family for about 65 years – since the Mayo family moved to the Oakland area. I have great memories of her, in part due to her kindness to me during my college years, and also because of the great times we had with her family through the years. I lived in Berkeley during some of my college years and she often invited me, a “poor, starving student” so to speak, to their home for dinner. Over the years, Sandy and I have often been reminded of her quiet, faithful spirit and testimony and, although we will greatly miss her here, we are thankful that she is with the Lord in a far better place at this very moment.


stanley iwawaki posted on 4/24/15

My name is Stanley Iwawaki, Setsuko Akagi was my auntie and good buddies with my mom. My memories go back many years, way back 64, 65 years, when I was picked up and taken on the Lord's Day, to this place at the corner of 40th and Broadway, for Sunday school. Don't remember one class but remember the chairs had holes in the seat of the chairs, the wind blew and the trees would brush against the windows on those stormy days. The building is still there, pretty ironic it's now an Enterprise car rental, I work part time for Enterprise. Uncle Tosh used to take me and my brother to an ice cream store down on 40th street after the class and there was a small park near there, where we played. Sometimes we would stay for the meeting after the Sunday school but I didn't know what it was about. The reason for this background is to let you know that I still go to that same place 65 years later, it's relocated up the hill on 40 St Way. Between those many years ago and now, I found out that Jesus died for me and shed His blood for lost sinners like me and have applied that blood to my heart and was saved. I believe that as she had Uncle Tosh take us there, knowing how important it was for us to hear the Word of God and hear about the Lord Jesus Christ dying for lost sinners. Who knows where I would be if she didn't have me taken to that little room so many years ago. That legacy of faith has been passed on to my children and to theirs children. So for those of you who have parents that honor the Word of God or go to a place that honors the the Word of God and the true gospel that Jesus came into the world to save sinner, be thankful! For those who do not know Him personally as your Savior, it's not too late, believe and be saved! So many other memories from the New Year days, with all the food, football in the street, bowl games on tv, games around the dining table, board games and the next day to eat the rest of the food. Night time basketball in her backyard, late at night. She always would have coke and snacks after the games. Trips to Yosemite,hiking, fishing and the beautiful scenery. All these also have been passed on to my children and theirs.


J Sargent posted on 4/24/15

We will miss her cheerful smile and faithfulness. Rob & Jackie


Dottie Weise posted on 4/25/15

Wonderful memories of Sets and Jim, Roy, Keiko and Reiko so many years ago and over the intervening years. Young people's activities, dinners, games, the girls' rooms upstairs, the kitchen, the sushi! Great times and good memories!


Donna Gaston posted on 4/24/15

My memories are from so many years ago, Reiko and I did a lot together growing up I visited their home in Berkley many times. Praying for Roy, Keiko, Reiko and their famlies, Thank you Stanley for posting this,


Karen Sester posted on 4/24/15

Praying for God's perfect comfort for you Roy, Keiko, and the whole family. She was a beautiful, quiet, faithful example to a (once) young couple.