The Life of Jeffrey Kishiyama

He was born on December 29, 1961 to Sam and Mary Ann Kishiyama.  He spent his childhood growing up in Denver, CO as the oldest of three boys. Jeff graduated from Manual High School in 1980.  He then went on to attend Stanford University from 1980-...Read More

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Dear Jeff...

It's been a long time since we last spoke, likely high school. We go back a ways. I was in kindergarten with your brother and my dear friend Greg; you in second grade. I'd just like to now say that I'm heartbroken for Greg and the entire family to hear (from Greg) of your passing. You were a good friend to me despite our "little kid" annoyances that I am sure Greg and I exhibited from time to time. Thanks for tolerating us (smile). I hope that you understood that you, Greg and Chris and your parents were and remain on the hearts of my family. My mom and dad, before they passed some years ago, would always ask about you guys; had I heard from or had I been in touch. They'd ask about your mom and dad too. Anyway Jeff, I will always remember you as a good "big brother" and an impressive man. Greg knows how I feel about him. I hope that you did too. I got rest peacefully big brother. Much love always and until we see each other again...Brett Cunningham

Posted by Brett C on 05/30/2018


Jeff and I participated in the Creighton University ILAC medical mission leaving medical school in Omaha traveling to the campos in the Dominican Republic. We were to spend two months assimilating into the culture and providing healthcare to the people. He had to leave early because of health reasons. But before he left he and I would often meet on the roof of the mission compound at night after collecting some precious cubes of ice and local rum and share a drink and a thought while listening to the music of evening mass. 

I am sorry he had to leave us so soon. My thoughts and prayers are with Jeff and his family.

Doug Rittenhouse MD


Posted by Doug R on 06/04/2018

So Sorry For Your Loss

I'm so very sorry for the families loss of Dr. Kishiyama, he was such a wonderful Doctor. I didn't seem him often and I would like to hope I wasn't a memorable patient but he was a memorable Doctor. Very, very kind. I will miss him.

Posted by Kathleen J on 06/30/2018