My grandfather passed away this past weekend at the age of 93. I just wanted to post a few things. If you knew him, and want to post your thoughts, please use the comments or visit the obituary page at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mercurynews/obituary.aspx?n=ralph-horio&pid=171515743&fhid=11360.
I remember spending the summer with my grandparents as a kid, and going to see the Giants at Candlestick Park. This was back in the Will Clark days. I remember sitting along the first base line. I don’t know who they were playing or who won, but I remember having a blast going with my grandpa. I still have a team set of baseball cards that he bought me at the team store.
A couple years ago, I spent some time with my grandpa talking about his history. We spent some time talking about his time in the Japanese internment camp during World War II. It was something he didn’t really like to talk about, but we did have some discussion. It was nice to hear about neighbors who helped keep the family property while they were gone. It’s nice to hear positive stories like this.
At the time I was doing some research into family history, so he helped me with lots of names and who was related to who. I’ll need to keep updating that family history over at http://www.jaimeh.com/family-history/horio-matsumoto/
Since my grandfather spent many years as a professional photographer, I wanted to share a few pictures of him and our family.