(its been good to know you)
Albert Fairchild Saijo, 85, of Volcano, died June 2, 2011 at his residence. Born Feb. 4, 1926, in Los Angeles, he was a member of the 100th Battalion, 442 Regimental Combat Team, serving in Italy; a designer, carpenter and woodworker; a poet whose book, "Outspeaks -- a Rhapsody," won the National Small Press Award for Poetry in 1998; and his work is mentioned in the "Norton Anthology of Modern Contemporary American Poetry" and numerous other anthologies.
Private services will be held.
He is survived by wife, Laura Saijo, of Hilo; sister, Hisayo Saijo, of Hilo; four stepchildren; one niece; one nephew.
Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park and Crematory.
from West Hawaii Today