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Grant Yasuo Fujita (Service Info And RSVP On Events Page)

Grant Yasuo Fujita (Service Info And RSVP On Events Page)

August 4th, 1940 - May 21st, 2021

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Name Grant Yasuo Fujita (Service Info And RSVP On Events Page)
Date of Birth August 4th, 1940
Date of Death May 21st, 2021
Home Town Hiroshima, Hiroshima, JP 
Other City Hayward, CA, US 
Interests Koi keeping/import from Japan/teaching, Painting, Stained glass, Model trains, Model ships

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Dan published a tribute .

i am so sorry he is gone. lost contact with him and his wife long ago. best respect to Grant and Tammy. they were wonderful and i will remember them always.

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Kevin Pham published a tribute .

A great friend and mentor. We shared the love for koi, passionate discussions about koi appreciate koi industry etc. and life itself. RIP my friend

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Audel published a tribute .

Met Grant a couple times. After knowing Miki for several years, I could then realize where she got her kindness and good heart.

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Dinh Nguyen published a tribute .

One of Grant's greatest things is that he loves to teach and share his koi knowledge. That was the main reason why I came to his house and asked him to serve as the first President of ZNA NorCal. He was happy and accepted to serve within a heartbeat.

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Antonio Q. published a tribute .

Always thought I knew all about Koi until I met Grant….The man once told me to shut my mouth and listen before I asked so many questions….he loved to talk when you had a topic of Interest….I got the man once to explain the Dainichi Bloodline and his friend Minoru Mano to me over a 1hour long phone call when we were in office with ZNA NorCal….miss those days and those conversations with him. The koi community has lost a great one. RIP Fujitasan

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Dinh Nguyen published a comment .

well said, Antonio. I remember those old days of ZNA NorCal as well.

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Joel Burkard published a tribute .

A more recent photo of Grant and my daughter Jessica, still joined at the soul.

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Joel Burkard published a tribute .

Grant was very much part of the Pan Intercorp Burkard/Schmidt family from way-back-when.
Here he is at the very first Koi Fest which was the precursor to the Nozomi Young Koi Show.
Standing next to him is my daughter Jessica, who absolutely adored him. Grant played an important part in instilling and cultivating the appreciation and understanding of the subtlety and elegance of Japanese culture, not only in my daughter, but in everyone that came into contact with him.

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George Lum published a tribute .

To Master Grant Fujita, Sensei to us all.
I know you are probably organizing Koi classes up there right now. I will miss our visits and times talking about Koi, family, life.
We will miss you and think of you often.

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Felix Lau published a tribute .

My Dear Friend, Grant, missing all the gatherings and enjoying good food with you and good friends.

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Felix Lau published a tribute .

Master Grant, Thank you for sharing all your knowledge to all of us. You will be missed.

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Mark Edwards published a tribute .

Grant was a good friend I have known him for many years. Him and Mello got me in to Koi over thirty years ago and just got back in to it a few month back. He will truly be missed by many. Thank for the scotch I’ll have one in your honor.

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Tom Graham published a tribute .

Grant was as classy and genuine as anyone I have ever known. His life was consumed by giving to others. He loved sharing his knowledge in the most humble fashion. He was a man I admired and was honored to know as a friend

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Jessica Burkard published a tribute .

I will miss our conversations!

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Joel Burkard published a tribute .

As his hearing loss advanced, Pan Intercorp staff resorted to the written word to convey the koi show attendee's sentiments for the koi judge that gave so freely of his time and knowledge.

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Miki Fujita-Fontes published a comment .

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Joel Burkard published a tribute .

Grant Judged the Nozomi Young Koi Show at Pan Intercorp almost every year.

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Joel Burkard published a comment .

Grant presenting Grand Champion trophy to Bill Tullis.....again!

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Joel Burkard published a tribute .

Grant explains a finer point of koi appreciation at the Nozomi Young Koi Show

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Joel Burkard published a tribute .

So glad that I was able to visit with Grant recently. Grant, ganko oyaji, who was one of my dearest friends.

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Jessica Burkard published a tribute .

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Jessica Burkard published a tribute .

Grant was like a Grandfather to me. I learned so much from him and he always made me feel like family. I am so privileged to have had him in my life. Love you G!

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Marilyn Chin published a tribute .

I will forever remember Master Grant Fujita. I always loved listening to him talk. He would say:
"You don't buy koi for today but for the future.
He always remembered my name.

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Dinh Nguyen published a tribute .

I told my daughter Ann about Grant just leaving us, she cried. When Ann was a young kid, I always took her to ZNA NorCal or any koi event, Ann always stands by Grant to listen and learn, each time we met, the first thing Grant asked was "how is Ann". I can tell how much he loves Ann. Hers is a picture of Grant and my daughter Ann. Grant is not just our koi teacher, who loved to teach and share his knowledge, but we are good friends.

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Erwin published a tribute .

Grant in action! Doing one of his favorite things to do...

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Grant Fujita Memorial

June 26th, 2021 at 11:00am
Fremont Memorial Chapel (Live stream by request)
Fremont,
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