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Emi Sasagawa-Leist

January 14, 1933 June 3, 2015
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Emi Sasagawa-Leist of Fairfield passed away June 3, 2015 in Vacaville surrounded by family at her home at the age of 82. Born on January 14, 1933, in Niigata, Japan, Emi was the third of nine children. In 1957, Emi married James Leist in Tokyo, Japan and together they had one daughter in 1959. They moved to the United States in 1962 when James was transferred to Travis AFB and Emi became an American citizen in 1965. Emi loved sewing; knitting; crocheting; gardening; dancing; spending time with family & friends; and sharing stories of when she was younger. Emi is survived by her daughter, Mary Armour and son-in-law, Mike Armour; grandchildren, Daniel (Megan), Cherie (Shaun), & Sarah (Matt); and great grandchildren, Haidyn, Presley & Kelsie – all of Vacaville; and several loving family members in Japan. Emi was predeceased by her husband of 25 years, James Leist; her parents & two siblings. The family would like to thank Elaine Verzosa for her love, care and dedication. Services will be private.

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