Obituary: Atsuko Kobayashi DeRoy
With deep regret I would like to inform FCCJ members that Atsuko Kobayashi DeRoy, a FCCJ Life member and a current Swadesh DeRoy Scholarship Committee member, passed away recently at home in Gunma Prefecture.
Atsuko DeRoy has joined her husband, Swadesh, a former president of the FCCJ and principal advocate of our scholarship program who died in 2001.
She passed away, alone, at her home in Yabuzuka-cho, Oota-shi, Gunma Prefecture, apparently on November 8th, although her body was not discovered until the 16th. Her failure to appear for classes at Waseda University, where she taught Japanese to foreign students, prompted the school to contact local police and to send an administrator to investigate, whereupon her body was discovered.
Atsuko was a pillar of support for the Scholarship Committee as well as other Club activities, including exemplary events for the Women's Activities Committee. She was 69.
The Funeral will be a private service for family members only.