SOJA member Aki is reaching out to members due to a death in the family. Details are provided at the following two links, each will be linked and labeled. Second link is in Japanese and hosted on Aki’s own website.

From the GoFundMe:

It is with deep sadness we share the passing of William “Bill” Downing at the age of 68. William was taken tragically from us on January 18, 2023.

GoFundMe set up to help with expenses.

Aki’s website has more: