Lincoln Shimomura MD, 85, of Bridewater, NJ, died at his home on Wednesday, July 8, 2015.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Reformed Church, 100 Main Street, Somerville.
Lincoln was born in Salinas, California, the fifth of eight children of Japanese parents. After internment in Poston, AZ his family moved to New Jersey where he graduated from Princeton High School. He attended Maryville College, TN and completed his medical studies at the University of Louisville, KY. After completing his internship in Galveston, TX and his residency at the University of Indiana, IN, he settled in Somerville, NJ where he practiced Anesthesia at the Somerset Medical Center for 37 years. He loved to travel, sail, ski, fish, golf and spend time with family and friends. He was active at the United Reformed Church in Somerville and during his retirement he especially enjoyed working for Habitat for Humanity.
Lincoln was predeceased by his daughter, Karen in 1995. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Marianne Shimomura MD; his children, Audrey and Andrew; their spouses, Johannes Ernst and Sarah Walters; and his five grandchildren, Taro, Emma, Naomi, Lucie and Alice. Also surviving are 4 sisters and 3 brothers and many nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by his numerous friends and neighbors.
Donations may be made to the Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity, 100 Main Street, Somerville, NJ 08876, www.rvhabitat.org or to SHIP, Samaritan Homeless Interim Program, 87 High Street, Somerville, NJ 08876, SHIP908@optonline.net.