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Akira Nakamura

February 27, 1925 ~ April 19, 2021 (age 96)

Obituary

Akira Nakamura, 96, passed away on 4/19/2021 at his home in Chicago, Illinois. He was the husband of Sakie Nakamura (née Kiyosuke). They shared 53 years of marriage together.

Born in Japan and raised in Tokyo, he was the son of Chojiro Nakamura (father) and Chiyo Komatsu (mother). He attended Chicago Bible College (now Christian Life College in Mt. Prospect, IL) in the 1960s and was employed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago as a research technician for over three decades. After retirement, Akira worked several years as a Japanese language interpreter for the Heartland Alliance, helping patients at hospitals and clinics all across the Chicagoland area, including where he had previously been an employee.

He was a member of Philadelphia Church in Chicago and was heavily involved in ministry and teaching scripture. Akira enjoyed working with computers, reading, watching sports such as figure skating and sumo wrestling, and making homemade health foods from scratch. He will be remembered for his gregarious personality, unrelenting empathy, workhorse-like energy, and overall healthy lifestyle (he was known to take and record his blood pressure three times a day regularly).

He is survived by his wife Sakie, daughter Rebecca, and son David.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
April 22, 2021

3:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Benson Family Funeral Home
3224 West Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618

Funeral Service
Friday
April 23, 2021

12:00 PM
Benson Family Funeral Home
3224 West Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618

Interment
Friday
April 23, 2021

2:00 PM
Rosehill Cemetery
5800 N Ravenswood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660

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