Oct. 9, 1930 – Dec. 26, 2023

YAMAGISHI, AKIKO (93) was born in San Francisco and passed away peacefully in her home on December 26, 2023. She was surrounded by her immediate family.

Akiko is survived by her children: Jean Hiura, Donald Yamagishi, Eileen Leong (Norman), and Sharon Fong (Jordan). Grandchildren: Devon Nakajo (Aya), Jaclyn Hiura, Ryan Yamagishi, Julie Hiura (Timothy Bossie), Kelly Leong (Brian Chan), Jayce Yamagishi, Toni Leong (Steven Hur), and Dara Fong (Larry Quach). She is also survived by 6 great-grandchildren. Akiko was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, and her siblings, Kazuo Takahashi and Shizuko Kanai.

For 36 years, Akiko worked alongside her husband managing Nisei Rug in San Francisco. Akiko was a devoted mother and grandmother who cherished spending time with her family.

She had a sweet tooth for white chocolate and a love for dogs. Akiko was known for her contagious laughter that brightened the lives of those around her.

A private memorial service for Akiko and her immediate family has been held.

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