UYEDA, DONALD KOICHI, 92, passed away Nov. 25, 2013 in Aiea, Hawaii. Don was born in Sacramento, Calif. on March 1, 1921 to Mitsuzo and Matsuye Uyeda. He served as program director of the Columbia Park Boys Club in San Francisco’s Mission district for more than twenty years. Prior to that time, he was a well-known chef for many years at Jack’s Restaurant, a long-time hangout for San Francisco’s political elite. Don was a graduate of San Francisco State University.

An avid sportsman, Don enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, golfing, and tennis. Photography was a favorite hobby. He traveled extensively through North and South America, Canada, Alaska, Asia, and Europe.

Don’s family is happy that he is reunited with his two best friends: the late Michio Takahashi of Berkeley, and the late Agnes Takeuchi of Daly City.

He leaves his daughters Bara Yoza of Aiea, HI, and Blue Uyeda of Las Vegas, NV., his ex-wife Teruko Uyeda of HI, as well as his grandchildren Lana (Dean) Shimizu of Honolulu, Angela Yoza of Los Angeles, and Kalani Yoza of Honolulu.. Six sisters survive him: Doris Tono, Daisy Satoda, Roz Enomoto, Elsie Chung, Juneko Sugihara of San Francisco, and Nancee Iketani of Covina.

He was pre-deceased by five sisters: Alice Yamazaki, Kana Matsuhara, Kaye Patterson of San Francisco, Dr. Florence Miyahara of Denver, Annabelle Lee of Gardena, and his younger brother Meiji Marshall Uyeda.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, at the Sokoji Soto Zen Buddhist Temple, 1691 Laguna St., at Bush St., San Francisco.

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