The Loss of a Judoka – Kalan Morinaka

It is with somber heart that the Intermountain Yudanshakai announces the loss of 22 year old Kalan Morinaka, son of Noble and Patricia Morinaka. Kalan a student of Willamette University passed away Thursday November 9th 2006 due to complications from Lou Gehrig92s disease.

Kalan was well known to his family, friends, and judo community as a tremendous athlete, leader, giving person, and a truly genuine soul. The Morinaka Family including Kalan92s father Sensei Noble Morinaka, have had a rich tradition of participation in judo in the regional judo community.

The members of the Intermountain Yudanshakai send our deepest sympathies to the Morinaka Family and those that called Kalan friend.

Services were conducted under Lienkaemper Funeral Chapel of Nyssa, OR.

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