Category Archive: Memorial Site

Apr 11 2019

GrandMaster Ryuko Tomoyose Passes!

Death Notice from Okinawa: Attached are Ryuko Tomoyose’s funeral announcement. One is Japanese message as a death announcement ( I send this document as authentication!) and my translation. There are more articles about him by master Nakahodo and his profile from Okinawa Time on the same day. I have to go to his funeral this …

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Mar 09 2019

John Sullivan. . . R.I.P.

Posted on Facebook by Judy Durkin The world lost a wonderful, kind and gentle friend today…John Sullivan was a US Marine, a Vietnam Combat Veteran, police officer, a Uechi Ryu International Master, 9th Dan and, most importantly, an amazing husband, dad, family man. Rest In Peace, our friend. 🙏❤️ John was a warrior in the true …

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Feb 12 2019

St. George Powell. . . R.I.P.

Powell Tribute from Bermuda Arts & Fitness Academy classmates   Good afternoon everyone… My name is Al Wharton, I was previously head of the Bermuda Arts & Fitness Academy…So I have the honor of reading a few words on behalf of some of the classmates who are here to share our deepest condolences to the …

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Sep 02 2018

Dennis DesJardin – RIP

Submitte by Al Bennett Dennis DesJardin (6/2/50 to 8/23/18) was a Third Degree Black Belt in Uechi-ryu Karate-do. He passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2018. Last time I did Uechi-Ryu with Dennis was at the Sebring Race Track in 2005. He started Isshin-ryu karate in high school and started Uechi-ryu in Kalamazoo in the …

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Jul 26 2018

John Thurston Passes. . .

John Thurston, an Attorney and long-time resident of Marshfield, passed away on July 21, 2018 at the age of 72. John was a beloved husband and father and was a man of many interests. He achieved a 6th degree blackbelt in Uechi-Ryu Karate, and taught classes for many years.He was the beloved husband of Joan …

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May 24 2018

Sensei John Bassett Passes

Good Afternoon Sensei George Mattson,  I was tasked with forwarding this information to your attention Re: the passing of our Senior Sensei – John Bassett.  My Teacher Sensei Curtis Smart will be hosting a memorial service “Celebration of Life” for family friends Saturday May 26 at 1393 Pineapple Avenue, Eau Gallie, FL 32935 at 5 …

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Mar 10 2018

Peter McRae – R.I.P.

The Uechi Ryu Karate Do family lost one of its most significant members on February 26, 2018 with the passing of Master Peter McRae. Peter was eloquently eulogized privately and publicly throughout the course of his wake and funeral. Rather than eulogize, I would like to pay tribute to a life truly well lived. Peter …

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Oct 22 2016

Victor Swinimer. . . R.I.P.

The Uechi world morns the passing of Victor Swinimer –  a dear friend  and super martial artist.        

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Sep 02 2016

Passing of Joe Marzilli

Dear Mr George Mattson, my name is Carlos Lopez, I was a Student and a friend of Joe Marzilli back in the 90s. I later train with Rick Potrekus in Lake Worth, florida.  It is with deep sorrow that I give you the bad news of the passing of Sensei Joe Marzilli in April 21,2016 …

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Mar 02 2016

Russ Chase Passes. . .

Russell Chase died on Okinawa from respiratory failure do to an infection in his lungs. Russ was a wonderful roll model for his students and a dedicated hard working Uechi practitioner. He will certainly be missed.

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