Benjamin H. Hazard, 91 entered into rest on May 16, 2011
Son of Massachusetts , he became a world traveler, serving in the United States Army during World War II and the Korean conflict as a language officer in the Pacific Theater. He continued to serve as a reserve officer and retired with the rank of Colonel.
After receiving a PhD in History from the University of California , at Berkeley he was a History Professor for many years at San Jose State University . A student of Japanese martial arts, he achieved 7th Degree Hanshi in Kendo and was instrumental in fostering the growth of Kendo, Kyudo and Naginata in California .
Preceded in death by his beloved wife Sumie Chikamori Hazard, he is survived by his daughters Daian Hennington, Alyne Hazard, Malyne Hazard, Francesca Custodia, three grandchildren and a host of loving students, friends and extended family.
Visitation is at Oak Hill Funeral Home Saturday, May 21 from 1 pm until 9 pm .
Memorial Service at Oak Hill Chapel of the Roses on Sunday, May 22 at 2 pm .