John S. Fujii (1935 - 2019)

  • "I met with John several times to discuss his creative ideas..."
  • "I worked with John some time after he retired from Crown..."
    - Tom Owens
  • "John was a brilliant scientist and a kind man. It was a..."
    - Harry Barber
  • "My sincere sympathies to the Fujii family. John was a real..."
    - Richard Fay
  • "I worked closely with John beginning in 1967 when I first..."
    - Bob Morgan

November 20, 1935 ˜ June 21, 2019

John S. Fujii passed away at home in Vancouver, WA on June 21, 2019, after a spirited fight with cancer. Born November 20, 1935, in Seattle to Mary and George Fujii, he returned from Japanese internment at Tule Lake (CA) and Crystal City (TX) in 1946.
John finished degrees at the University of Washington and a PhD from SUNY at Syracuse University.
After U.S. Army Reserves service, John completed a 28-year career with Crown Zellerbach Corp. in pulp and paper production.
John married Doris Kubota of Seattle, settled in Vancouver, and raised three sons there.
After retirement, he focused on entrepreneurial ventures including engineered sustainable building materials.
John was honest, fair, optimistic, and loyal to many. He was quick with friendly stories to almost anyone he met. His industrious mind never stopped and imagination never failed him.
John loved the family he raised with Doris, his wife of nearly 60 years. He is also survived by three sons, David (Lisa) Fujii, John (Roberta Brandao) Fujii, Paul Fujii; eight grandchildren, Briana (Joy), Kelia, Ryan, Rafael, Leonardo, Albert, Arthur, Alexei; two sisters, Arline Fujii McCord and Rayko (Shotaro) Fujii Suzuki; two sisters-in-law, Irene Plosky and Kikue Kubota; and numerous beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A family service will be held this fall.
The family suggests remembrances to
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Published in The Columbian on July 7, 2019
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