Harry S. Inaba, 96, of Southbury, formerly of Redding, died on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Pope John Paul II Care and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born on Jan. 12, 1917 in New York, N.Y., son of the late Shuzo and Uno Inaba
Mr. Inaba was a world-renowned cultured pearl dealer and jewelry designer for 50 years. He was an avid golfer with 16 holes in one. He had prided himself with the ability of shooting his age on many occasions.
He is survived by his children, Michael Inaba and his wife Marion Skidmore of Monroe, Robert Inaba and his wife Barbara of Houston, Texas, Karen Gordon of Newtown and Lisa Russo and her husband Anthony of Danbury, as well as five grandchildren, Aisha Musto, Jonathan Inaba, Timothy and Stacey Gordon and Gregory Russo. He is predeceased by his wife Grace (Nozawa) Inaba.
A private gathering was held to celebrate his life.
The Cornell Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements.
To light a candle of hope and remembrance, go to www.CornellMemorial.com.
—by the staff