Robert R. Hosokawa was a newspaper editor, professor

Thursday, August 7, 2014 | 10:58 a.m. CDT; updated 5:13 p.m. CDT, Thursday, August 7, 2014

COLUMBIA — Robert R. Hosokawa, formerly of Columbia and more recently of Dallas, died Saturday, July 26, 2014. He was 95.

He was born Sept. 15, 1918, in Seattle. Mr. Hosokawa graduated from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., in 1940. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

During World War II, he was confined to a U.S. government interment camp and was released in 1942.

Following the war, Mr. Hosokawa became a newspaper editor and public relations executive in Minneapolis. Later, he worked as a journalism professor at MU and the University of Central Florida.

Mr. Hosokawa is survived by a daughter, Mary Sue Brown, of Dallas; a son, David, of Great Barrington, Mass.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

His wife, Yoshi, died earlier.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Robert R. Hosokawa Journalism Awards program, Whitman College, 345 Boyer Ave., Walla Walla, WA 99362.


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