Clovis News

Edison graduates host Maruko descendant

A group of Edison High School graduates, who regularly meet for breakfast and to reminisce, are hosting a special guest Feb. 4 -- Kenji Maruko, son of longtime Fresno bicycle shop owner Sanichi Uye Maruko.

Kenji Maruko, 92, lives in Auberry. His dad, a native of Hawaii, ran a bike shop in Chinatown from 1917 until he was interned during World War II. Sanichi Uye Maruko opened a second shop after the war and ran it until he retired in 1970. He died in 1971.

Kenji Maruko ran Maruko Cyclery on Belmont Avenue for many years.

The Edison group hosts notable Edison graduates and others at its breakfast meetings, held at 8 a.m. the first Monday of each month at Denny's restaurant on Shaw Avenue near Willow Avenue in Clovis.

Information: Pat Mancillas, (559) 291-9344.