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REMEMBERING HOY: Horticulturist of the Year 2010 Bruce Asakawa, 1941 - 2022

"It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Bruce Moto Asakawa on January 27, 2022, after more than a 30-year struggle with Parkinson's disease. Bruce's life was a celebration of family, friendship and public service." - San Diego Union Tribune

The San Diego Horticultural Society is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our great friend Bruce Asakawa. Our hearts go out to his wonderful wife Sharon and their family and friends.

Below are links to read more -

1. About our 2010 Horticulturists of the Year honorees Bruce and Sharon Asakawa.

2. On, John Bagnasco writes a wonderful tribute to Bruce ending with this - "Note: anyone wishing to send a note to his wife, Sharon, can send an email to and it will be forwarded to her." Thank you John for thinking of this!

3. Here is the link to the full obituary published by San Diego Union-Tribune on Feb. 27, 2022. "There you can offer your sympathy during this difficult time, and have memorial trees planted in a National Forest in memory of your loved one." This is a very fitting way for members of the San Diego Horticultural Society who so choose to honor Bruce Asakawa.



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