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Wayne M. Kanemoto J.D. ’42
After returning in 1946, he met and married his wife of 60 years, Betty, and began private law practice in San Jose—which made him the first Japanese-American attorney in Santa Clara County. He assisted in the creation of naturalization classes and mass swearing-in ceremonies for first-generation immigrants, Issei, in San Jose. In 1962 he was appointed to the San Jose Municipal Court, becoming the first second-generation immigrant, or isei, jurist in Northern California. He retired from the bench in 1982. He is survived by his wife and four children.
On May 15. A longtime friend of the Center for Science, Technology, and Society, Cisler joined the Center in 2007 as project manager for the KnowledeX program, which is focused on research and development in communication, collaboration, and knowledge-sharing in virtual communities. He served in the Peace Corps in Africa and had a long and distinguished career as a librarian, first in a public library and then as a senior researcher in the library at Apple Computer, where he also headed the Apple Library of Tomorrow program. He supported a wide range of community networking projects, served on the board of the Internet Society, and was among the first people lobbying for the allocation of radio spectrum for wireless computer networks—an effort that led to the establishment of the 802.11 standard commonly used today. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; two sons; and twin granddaughters. A memorial service was held in June. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his memory to the Friends of African Village Libraries (www.favl.org; P.O Box 9053, San Jose, CA 95109-3533).
Timothy John Pramer Jr.
On Aug. 28. A first-year law student, Pramer died after a fall from the railing in the third-floor atrium in the Learning Commons, Technology Center, and Library. He and his family were remembered at a Mass held in the Mission Church and services were held at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Danbury, Conn.