HIBINO, YUKIO, A. “YUK,” a Berkeley-born 90-year-old Nisei and Gardena resident, passed away on July 7, 2011.
As a youth in the Bay Area, Yuk excelled in basketball, baseball and football. He was a student at UC Berkeley when World War II began and his family was interned at Topaz, Utah. Yuk served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 522nd Field Artillery Battalion, and saw action in Italy, France and Germany.
After the war, Yuk and his wife Janice settled in Woburn, Mass. His family has fond memories of many camping and road trips throughout New England. In 1996 they moved to Gardena, where Yuk was active into his eighties. He joined the Go For Broke (GFB) National Education Center and volunteered at the GFB monument in Little Tokyo. He enjoyed his vegetable garden, reading the LA Times and watching the Discovery Channel. Yuk was a low-key guy, generous and humble with a sharp sense of humor.
Yuk is survived by Janice, his loving wife of 63 years; his children, Shirley Hibino, June Hibino (Mike Murase), and Bob Hibino (Lyn Peterson Parrott); and granddaughter, Sachi Murase. Yuk is also survived by older brother Yosh Hibino, and many nieces and nephews.
At the request of the deceased, no service will be held. A private gathering of family members will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Go For Broke National Education Center.