HAMPTON – Rudi T. Mizusawa, 50, passed away unexpectedly on Memorial Day. He was the third of six sons of George T. and Theodora Mizusawa, and was raised in an Air Force family that settled in Hampton. He is survived by his loving parents and five brothers, Manno, Bert, Rene, George and Gino.
Rudi was a top graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1983, and graduated from Kecoughtan High School in 1978. Rudi was one of Virginia’s top high school wrestlers and was the first to be commemorated in Kecoughtan’s Sports Hall of Fame. Rudi qualified as an Army parachutist, and after a brief career in the Corps of Engineers he was a self-employed general contractor. At the time of his passing, he was leading the ground operations for the congressional campaign of his brother Bert. Rudi was the proud biological father of Kaitlin Gaskin.
Private services will be held at a later date. Riverside-Altmeyer Funeral Home, 7415 River Rd., Newport News is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made by visiting altmeyer.com.