OBITUARY: Yoshiye Kawabata

Yoshiye Kawabata

Yoshiye Kawabata

KAWABATA, YOSHIYE, 89, was born on July 10, 1927 in San Francisco, to Hikoichi and Haruno Yoshioka. Preceding her in death were her loving husband Harry, beloved son Wes, and dear brother Togo. She is survived by brothers Toshihiko, and Kunio, sister Yukie Ohara and her children, Gary (Nancy), Robbin (Carl), Curt (Joan), Bruce (Kathy), 15 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. Her family was a big love of her life.

Yo was active in her community and volunteered with several organizations – Eden Township JACL, Eden Japanese Community Center, Eden Senior Center, the Cypress House, Kotobuki Services, Inc., Ashland Howakai and Buddhist church of Oakland. She enjoyed golf, Taiko, Obon, line and tap dancing, card games, trips to casinos, and exercising.

Yo passed away peacefully at home on October 21, surrounded by her loving family. She will be dearly missed, but her work and memories will endure. Her Memorial Service will be held at the Buddhist Church of Oakland, 825 Jackson St., Oakland, CA 94607 on November 19th at 11 am.

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