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“Amy” Hinako Matsuzaki

Service Date: March 6, 2020
Visitation Info: Linnemann Funeral Homes Burlington
Service Info: Linnemann Funeral Homes Burlington
Service Info

Hinako “Amy” Matsuzaki, of Florence, Kentucky, passed away at St. Elizabeth Hospice in Edgewood, KY on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at the age of 70. Beloved wife of 46 years of Ike Matsuzaki; loving mother of Alisa (Peter) Roesler, Ray (Jennifer) Matsuzaki, and Kent (Dancy) Matsuzaki; cherished daughter of Kumiko Hamajima Yasui and the late Jiro Yasui; dear sister of Tokiko Furukawa and Takatoyo Yasui; loving grandmother of Benedict Matsuzaki, Lilian Roesler, Amelia Roesler and baby girl Matsuzaki to enter the family in May 2020.

Amy served her community as an executive director of the Japan-America Society of Greater Cincinnati. She retired after 20+ yrs.  with the Toyota Motor Corporation. She enjoyed spending time gardening and playing piano, drawing musical and artistic inspiration from Chopin, Mozart, and Van Gogh. She also enjoyed playing tennis at the Five Seasons Tennis Club.

Amy will be dearly missed by many family members, friends, and all who knew and loved her.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM on Friday, March 6, 2020, at Linnemann Funeral Home in Burlington, KY with a Celebration of Life service to follow at 7:45 PM. Linnemann Funeral Home Crematory is taking care of Final Disposition.

Memorial contribution may be made to:


Attn: Development Department

11900 Conrey Rd,

 Cincinnati, OH 45249


Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Greater Cincinnati

P.O. Box 42277

Cincinnati, OH 45242

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Elnora Webb

“God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes
and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.
The former things have passed away.” ( 21:3,4)

Toyota – Site Services

Our hearts go out to you and yours as you celebrate the life of Hinako “Amy” Matsuzaki. Her life has touched so many and we want to honor her and her family in her memory. We have made a contribution in her name to the Ovarian Cancer Alliance, to further their good work. Please accept are sympathies for your family and know that we are thinking of you at this time.

In memory

It was truly sad to learn that Amy has passed away. I have never known that she was in critical condition.
I am so sorry…
My deepest sympathies during your time of loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
It was a joy to work with Amy in the past. She had always welcomed everyone with her nice smile. Her charming smile and voice will stay in my heart forever. I will miss you, Amy san…

Thinking of Amy

I met Amy at work many years ago. She was always kind and smiling and willing to do whatever she could to help.
I also improved my tennis game with her and Ike’s help. I will always cherish her laugh and determination at the tennis court.
Thanks for your kindness Amy. You will be missed.

Remembering Amy

First thoughts are of Amy, her life spanning two cultures and countries, and all the things she did to make people happy. Secondly, thoughts turn to her family, in their grieving that we all share, as best we can. We miss her and take some measure of solace knowing that, in addition to her loving children and grandchildren, there’s a new Grand-baby coming, and that will help us all celebrate her life. John & LoAnn Sullivan

Japan America Society Days

Long ago I had the pleasure of being part of the Japan America Society when Amy was there, and got to know both her and Ike. I remember her warmth and humor. I’m so sorry to hear of her passing.


Amy was a pleasure to be around. She was always upbeat and had a kind word for everyone. She would be smiling, laughing and having fun no matter if she was on the tennis court or visiting with friends after a match. She was a good tennis player but did not take her tennis to seriously, laughing at herself on the occasion she flubbed a shot. In talking with her you would never have known she had been battling cancer for the past few years. She never mentioned the cancer or the regular chemo treatments she had to take. She put all of her energy into her tennis which she so enjoyed. I will miss seeing her at the club and on the court. She was a kind and a wonderful person and someone I am happy to have known. Dan Baker