SHIBATA, HARRY HIROYUKI, 84, passed away unexpectedly on November 4, 2010 in San Francisco. He was born on May 22, 1926 in Los Angeles.
Harry was an engineer at Lockheed Aerospace for over twenty five years. He was also a pilot and his lifelong love of flying, whether airplanes or model airplanes, led him upon retirement, to return to school to get an airplane mechanics certificate and go to work for United Airlines.
Harry grew up in the Boyle Heights section of Los Angeles. During WWII he and his family were moved to the relocation camp at Poston, Arizona. He left camp to attend college and after the war, received a BS in Engineering from the University of Minnesota and an MS in Aeronautical Engineering from Cal Tech.
Harry married Masako Takano in 1963. They lived in Southern California and in the Bay Area until her death in 1993. Harry married Yuriko Sakurai Moriwaki in 1995.
Throughout his life, Harry enjoyed flying, classical music, concerts and theater. In their lives together, Harry and Yuri traveled all over the world, attending Elder Hostel programs.
Harry is survived by his wife, Yuri of San Francisco, his sister, Midori of Redwood City and many nieces, nephews, cousins, stepchildren and grandchildren. A private family service was held in Redwood City on Nov. 12.