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In Loving Memory


Tsutae Kuma Lachica (Ivy)

Aug-1-1933 to Feb-13-2015

Tsutae Lachica 82 of San Francisco, formerly of Fukuoka Japan, died peacefully, surrounded by all of her children. Survivors include her son Juan Lachica Jr. his wife Veronica Kaldani, daughters Juana Lachica, Julia Lachica her partner Luella Penserga, daughter May Ikeda and grandson Desmond Fambrini.

My mom lived for more than half her life in San Francisco’s Chinatown Ping Yuen Housing Project. She took care of the feral cats there for many years and actively assisted in capturing many of them, and with limited income, used her own funds to pay for their spayed/neutered and released them back and continued to care for them.

I am asking friends and family to make donations in her name to San Francisco SPCA, or shelter of their choice. Helping these animals made my mother happy, kept her healthy and active for many, many years.