Masao Kurisu

  • Born: August 14, 1948
  • Died: November 12, 2020
  • Location: New York City, New York

Crestwood Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Midtown

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New York, NY 10036

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Tribute & Message From The Family


On Thursday, November 12, 2020, Masao Kurisu passed away at the age of 72 from a heart attack.
Masao was born on August 14, 1948 in Hiroshima, Japan to Nobuo and Chitose (Shirane) Kurisu. He immigrated to the United States in 1958 with his family, settling in Los Angeles, CA. In December 1972, he married Masako Ota, with whom he raised a son, Jason.
Masao was a very accomplished professional, earning a BA from the University of Washington, an MBA from New York University and a Certified Public Accountant license. He worked for several years at Mitsubishi International Corporation before establishing his own accounting and consulting practice in 1979. Through his professionalism, hard work and dedication as well as that of numerous associates over the years, Masao built a successful business practice that continues to this day.
Masao was an ardent golfer, spending many weekends over the years on the links with his golfing buddies. He also loved to fish. Throughout his life, Masao showed determination and grit and was known for his business acumen and for always being true to himself. Despite a hard exterior, Masao was very generous, caring and kind-hearted towards his family, friends and associates.
Masao was preceded in death by his parents and a younger sister, Wendy. He is survived by his ex-spouse Masako, his son Jason and his family, as well as his younger sisters Teruko, Yuriko, and Mikiko and their families.
A private service was held on Thursday, November 19 at Crestwood Funeral Home and Cremation Services in New York City. In lieu of flowers or gifts, please consider a donation to the American Heart Association.