Joe Yuzuru Yamashita
January 18,1927 – May 21, 2020

YAMASHITA, JOE YUZURU (93), Calexico, CA born Nisei, passed away on May 21, 2020 in Los Angeles.

He is predeceased by his wife, Shizuye Yamashita; siblings, Sakiko (Tommy) Kakimoto and Thomas Masaru Yamashita. He is survived by his children, Joe (Julie) and Tad (Iris) Yamashita, and Suanne (Chris) Gonwa; daughter-in-law, Kathy Yamashita; granddaughters, Lauren and Traci Yamashita, Danielle (Adam) Nelson, and Sondra (Doug) Burbidge, Sarah and Emma Gonwa; great-granddaughters, Charlotte and Jolene Nelson; sisters, Meiko (Barton) Yoshida and Fujiko Fujisawa; also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A private funeral service was held on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at the Memorial Chapel of Kubota Mortuary. Interment services will be held at a later date. (213) 749-1449