Seiichi Yoshida

Nov. 21, 1925 – Feb. 9, 2024

YOSHIDA, SEIICHI of San Mateo, fondly known as Sam, passed peacefully on February 9, 2024 after being diagnosed with Lymphoma in August 2023. Born in Sacramento, CA, Seiichi led a happy life in a Japanese farming community until his family received evacuation orders in May 1942. The family was interned at Poston War Relocation Camp in Arizona then transferred to various camps. Seiichi was separated and relocated to a camp in North Dakota. After WWII ended in 1945 the family reunited in Japan where he worked as an interpreter for the U.S. Occupation Forces and eventually married Maruko Uchitani in Tokyo in 1957. Shortly after their marriage, Seiichi moved to San Mateo, CA, followed by his wife and child a year later. He spent the next 30 years in the travel industry, retiring from Japan Air Lines as a Branch Manager.

Seiichi is survived by his daughters Naomi Ichikawa, Karen Tekawa & Betsy Yen, along with their husbands Lance, Gregg & Tom respectively; and seven grandchildren Samantha, Stephanie, Sarah, Scott, Elizabeth, Andrew & Christopher.
Family and friends are invited to a memorial service at Skylawn Memorial Park on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 11am.

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