Mitzi Michiko Yorichi

YORICHI, MITZI MICHIKO, 95, suddenly passed away on December 1, 2019 at Marin General Hospital. She was born in Nara, Japan and attended the prestigious Osaka Shoin Women’s College. After the war she met and married Alex Yorichi, a US Army soldier in Tokyo. Their growing family moved to numerous duty stations in the US and Japan, settling in Okinawa in 1959 and near Camp Zama in 1979. She worked for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service for a total of 35 years until she retired and moved to California.

Mitzi was passionate about bowling, Sudoku and watching quiz programs and samurai dramas on TV. She volunteered at San Francisco Japantown’s Kimochi Lounge. She loved traveling to Japan, eating her favorite Japanese cuisine and renewing ties with family and friends. She will be remembered for her fashion sense, purple hair highlights, gourmet palate and her youthful vitality.

Mitzi was predeceased by her husband Alex and infant son Malcolm. She is survived by her children, Juli Kodani (Fred), Darius Yorichi and Johanna Yorichi (Gregg Yamachika); her grandchildren, Kyle and Lindsay Yamachika and numerous cousins and family members in Japan.

A Celebration of Mitzi’s Life will be held on Saturday, January 25 at the Buddhist Church of San Francisco, 1881 Pine Street at 11:00 am. The family requests that no flowers be sent.

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