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Posted:  6/10/15

Akiko Balchiunas

Akiko Fukumoto Balchiunas passed away in her home in Warren, Vermont on the morning of May 29, 2015 in the comfort and care of her partner Robert F. Graham Jr. Akikio was born in Funabashi, Japan on September 29, 1963. Akiko loved to play. She enjoyed many activities. Some of her favorites were snowboarding, golfing, kayaking, fishing, biking, wake boarding, surfing, swimming, snorkeling, sailing, volleyball, tennis and playing Scrabble. She also enjoyed her dogs (Malko and Kogii) and scenic drives. Akiko was a member of the Vermont State Women's Golf Association, playing many State Days. She enjoyed playing golf at Cedar Knoll CC and Links at Lang Farm, She played in many of the women's Invitational tournaments.


She is loved and mourned by her partner of the last 7 years, Robert F. Graham Jr., her parents Shoji and Masako Funkumoto and her brother Mas. Memorial gifts are to be sent to the Mad River Ambulance Service, PO Box 305, Waitsfield, VT 05673.