Death Of A Gentle, Fine Man
I am saddened by the news that Kaz Oshiki has died.
Kaz was a wonderful, decent man, a true public servant, and a survivor of both an internment camp and World War II.
A fighter for social justice.
He was former US Rep. Bob Kastenmeier's long-time Administrative Assistant in the Capitol Hill office. Anyone who had contact with Bob knew Kaz.
I was one of the lucky ones, because Kaz would sometimes stop into former Madison Mayor Paul Soglin's office, where I worked in the mid-to-late '70's.
Kaz's visits were a delight - - seminars in government and governing, gossip and the news.
He was generously patient with us 20-somethings trying to manage the big city in the District.
Kaz was principled, energetic, down-to-earth and wise.
I'm so sorry to read that he died, but glad he lived a long and exemplary life.
Thank you so very much for sharing your memories of my Dad. He was truly an amazing man, and the world is a lesser place without him. I am, however, heartened in the idea that his priniples live on in so many whose lives he touched.
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