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4376 Corporate Square, Suite 1
Naples, FL 34104
Phone: (239)-659-2009
Fax: (239) 659-2013
Mary Akamatsu

Mary M. Akamatsu

Friday, October 5th, 1951 - Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
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Mary (McGowan) Akamatsu born on October 5th, 1951 passed away on April 10th, 2019 in Naples, Florida from ovarian cancer. She was 67 years old.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents, Grace (Winquist) (McGowan) Crooks and Maurice McGowan, and her brother Kenny McGowan. She is survived by her husband Norio and her daughter Amanda of Naples, FL; her sisters Genai Wachs and Barbra Robinson, and her brother Roland McGowan.

Mary was born in St. Paul, MN and raised in White Bear Lake, MN and graduated from Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis, MN. After high school, Mary attended the University of Minnesota and graduated from Avila University in Kansas City, MO with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1988.

Mary’s career began in 1972 as an Information Technology Trainer & Course Developer at AT&T. She stayed for 26 years until she became a mother in 1998. After moving to Naples, FL she got her Realtor’s license and became a realtor. She then joined HMA (Health Management Associates, Inc.) in 2006 and became a Physician Agreement Coordinator.

Another of Mary’s life journey was to be a spiritual healer. Spirit provided a path for her in the 1987 Harmonic Convergence. She was a natural healer, coming from a long line of female healers. In 1990, she moved from Arizona to Florida and entered Jin Shin Jyutsu training, mostly using this as a self-healing method. She was then provided four years of Kabalistic training in the oral tradition along with spiritual healing training. Studying the Kabbalah provided a coming home experience for her. She was also trained in Serpent Fire by her sister Genai.

Mary loved art and would photograph and sell her works. She also loved books and would often recall how she always had her nose stuck in a book, her favorite adventure and mystery novels. She also loved golfing with her father and mother when she was younger, and with her husband Norio.

Mary was a loving and kind spirit, with a positive life attitude. Despite her two years of suffering from ovarian cancer, she kept up her positivity till the end.

“May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sunshine warm upon your face. May the rains fall upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.”- Irish Quote
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Laura brannam

Posted at 05:50pm
I’m so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing...her spirit and sense of peace were always prevalent. She was a leader and a person of strong ethics and values... I know she lives on... Amanda, I see her in You. She will Always Be with You via the traits you have inherited. I am sorry for the pain of loss for you too Norio... you were a great partner for her as she was for you. My sympathy, Laura Brannam💝
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Renate Bell

Posted at 08:50pm
Dear Norio and Amanda, Mary will always hold a special place in my heart. She was a special lady, an unforgettable friend. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and family during this difficult time. Love, Renate
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Sandy Chernin

Posted at 12:42pm
Dear Norio and Amanda - I am so sorry for your loss. Mary was a very special lady and we will miss her immensely. Her light will shine brightly in Amanda; she loved you both so much. Thinking of you - Sandy Chernin
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Anna Peratino

Posted at 10:09am
I am so sorry to hear of Mary's passing. She was a very special LADY!! May her memory be eternal!
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Our "flamingo lady". This was our 2018 birthday celebration with Mary. She was such an inspiration to all of us and we will miss her so much. She will be in our hearts forever.