October 12, 1927 - February 3, 2021
YURIKO “SUE” AOYAMA TWITCHELL affectionately called “ga-ga” by family was born October 12, 1927 in Akashi Hyogo-ken (pref), Japan, passed away peacefully on February 3, 2021 in Manassas, VA. Her family is grateful for the 93 years of memories and wisdom she shared. “Sue” was known for her generosity, kindness, “impish grin followed by a wink,” and sharp mind. She was one of the first WWII war brides to come to America leaving behind her family and her homeland. She taught herself English, immersed herself in American history, and passed the US citizenship exam on her first try. She was an avid Bingo player and an excellent cook, serving both American and Japanese recipes. She worked at Dulles Airport starting as a cashier and eventually became the manager of the airport parking system. She was acknowledged by the Washington Post for her kindness to strangers; paying their parking fee when they couldn’t. She made worldwide, lifelong friends with whom she loved to share stories and discuss all of life’s lessons. She never knew a stranger. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Craig (Alan), two granddaughters, Natalie (Jason), and Alyssa (Matt), and four great grandchildren. She will be laid to rest at Quantico National Cemetery alongside her husband, Thomas Twitchell . She was preceded in death by her son, Gregory Twitchell; grandson, Justin Finney; her parents, Zenhichiro Tsuboi and Masae Aoyama, and her five brothers. The service and funeral will be private. The family would like to thank the staff at Caton Merchant House in Manassas for their compassionate care through the years. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. If an opportunity is available to you, plant flowers where there are none, brighten the world a little, just as she did.
YURIKO “SUE” AOYAMA TWITCHELL affectionately called “ga-ga” by family was born October 12, 1927 in Akashi Hyogo-ken (pref), Japan, passed away peacefully on February 3, 2021 in Manassas, VA. Her family is grateful for... View Obituary & Service Information
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