Pauline Caulk

Obituary of Pauline Nobumi Caulk

It is with great sadness that the family of Pauline Nobumi Caulk announces her passing on January 31, 2020, at the age of 80. She was born in Los Angeles, CA, and the daughter of Charles and Mary Nagao. Pauline grew up in southern New Jersey after being imprisoned with her family at Manzanar, one of the United States internment camps for Americans of Japanese descent during World War II. Throughout her life, she fiercely opposed any repetition of this injustice for any minority group. Pauline was a member of the Bridgeton High School Class of '58 and a graduate of Juniata College. She spent much of her adult life as a loving and diligent mother and homemaker. She also worked as administrative support in Princeton University's Admissions and Anthropology Departments until retiring in 1996. It could be said that, after her family relationships, the two things that gave Pauline the most joy were pursuing social justice and spending time in Atlantic City casinos. She also enjoyed sports, especially her beloved teams the Dodgers and Flyers. She was tirelessly generous, intensely loyal, and will be missed by many. Pauline was predeceased by Richard, her husband of 54 years. She is survived by her daughter Kelly (Jim Pernicone), son Alan, twin sister Irene (Stan) Kaneshiki, brother Scott (Carol) Nagao, 3 nephews, and many loving relatives by marriage. There will be no funeral services in accordance with her wishes. Memorial donations may be made to Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104 or Seabrook JACL, c/o Sharon Yoshida, 4 Mallard Ln., Bridgeton, NJ 08302.
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